Metacritic: 30 out of 100 | User Rating: 5.8 out of 10
Rotten Tomatoes: 9% out of 100 | 59% out of 100
Box Office | Domestic: $7 Million | Global: $7 Million | Totaling: $15 Million | Budget: $30 Million
They don’t just suck at school, they suck on the big screen. Don’t presume the implication that they may be great on the small screen… they suck there too. This is an abysmal movie that is very poorly trying to steal, not borrow, from other already abysmally bad movies like Twilight and toss it in with others like Mean Girls in a Harry Potter Hogwarts-like setting for vampires. A film this bad should not have been made; poorly written, poorly acted, attempting to abuse sexuality among minors and normalizing its acceptance because the “minors” in question are vampires.
Oh innuendos…they’re everywhere in this ridiculous film, spouting them out in everything, from the poster “Vampires Suck” to any number of one-liners issued throughout attempting desperately to be trendy. This is the type of film that likely gained any box office attention (at all) because of misguided hipsters in the same age range as the cast, attempting to be in the middle of the vampire, magical, chosen one, coming of age spotlight and realizing to late their attention was wasted on this movie.
Personal Ranking: 0.0 to possibly a 1 ★ Because I’m not sure if I can say it should be destroyed or presume to leave it for future generations to learn how not to make a movie Frankensteining multiple genres together and hyper-sexualizing minors. Note: Hyper-sexualizing minors happens in many of the movies above, but this film takes a blatant attachment to doing so, earning a far more wretched spot on my rankings.