As far as vampire movies go, The Vampire's Assistant is severely toned down. Cap this off with little to no blood and absolutely no gore and you know you have a movie made for young teens. Still, it isn't as bad at that may seem.
Darren [played by Cris Massoglia (The Hole, A Plumm Summer) and his best friend Steve [played Josh Hutcherson (The Kids Are All Right, Journey To The Center Of The Earth) get caught up in a twisted plot between Vampires and Vampireen.
In this flick, Vampires are good and do not drain their victims. They only take enough to survive. Vampireen take it all, thus killing the victim. I will leave it to you to figure out who the bad guys are supposed to be.
The movie is cheesy and bit to cute to be taken seriously. However, it does have plenty of fun with a dancing spider and speedy fights. The plot is also decent, but not to deep. Again, a young teen movie.
John C. Reilly (Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story, Step Brothers) plays Larten Crepsley, a vampire leader that turns down Steve when Steve asks to become a Vampire and chooses Darren instead. Reilly pulls it off, but comes across a bit like his character of Dewy Cox. The problem is, this movie is not a comedy.
William Defoe makes a cameo, but he comes off cheesy as if he is playing down to little kids, not teens.
The movie is alright over all and if you have some young teens they may enjoy this movie. On the other hand, you may not. Out of five stars I give it two.