Synopsis: Screen adaptation of the zombie-remix version of Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies, in which the Bennett sisters must try to navigate the pressures of finding husbands whilst avoiding the growing zombie plague.
Tagline: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” – Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Release Date: 2016-2-5 | MPAA Rating: PG – 13 | Coolthulhus Earned: 4
Trailer: Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies Review
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies actually entertained me a lot more than I thought it would. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nothing more than a semi well-shot piece of bloody fluff, but it doesn’t try to be more than that. That’s how it succeeds. It’s as ridiculous as the book – probably more so, to be honest – and almost impossible to look away from.
Matt Smith did a great job playing Parson Collins as a cringe-worthy priss, and Lily James handled her role as Elizabeth Bennett quite well. Sally Phillips, as Mrs. Bennett, did a great job of playing up the role of the singularly most irritating woman I have ever seen in a movie. I wanted to smack the magpie out of her every time she opened her mouth. That’s probably why I nearly cheered almost every time Charles Dance, (Mr. Bennett), opened his. Mr. Darcy and the rest of the cast were pretty much completely forgettable, but as they weren’t exactly striving to be an Oscar-worthy film, what do you expect?
The only thing I will poke at, and hard, is the fact that they had to do the “Oh, it’s super horrifying – see, here’s a shot of a zombie baby to really drive home the horror.” Just stop. The wrapped bundle in the zombie mom’s arms was all that you needed to see. Not a gore-speckled, obviously zombified infant. Jerks.
Overall, whilst I wouldn’t have paid to watch it in theatres, for a home viewing, it was quite the pleasant surprise. See for yourself, rent it now on Amazon.