Based on: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen)
Released in theaters: February 5th, 2016
Directed by: Burr Steers
Screenplay by: Burr Steers
Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Sally Philips
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.
- Seriously all of it. The entire cast was wonderful and it was a great mash up of horror, comedy, adventure, and romance.
- Lily James was a FANTASTIC Lizzie Bennet. While mentioning stand-out acting, Matt Smith was a lovable Mr. Collins- I didn’t know there could be such a thing! While, Lena Headey, of Game of Thrones fame, was a formidable Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
- There were many times I laughed out loud or wanted to cheer on Lizzie & her sisters for their epic fighting skills. It was over the top, sure, but in the best way possible.
- I loved that the women in this film had so much agency and could kick serious ass.
- It was more lighthearted than I thought it would be and I loved that.
- Despite the fact it was full of zombies, Pride & Prejudice is still my favorite love story. There’s just something about Lizzie Bennet & Mr. Darcy that makes me all gooey.
- The cinematography was well done, for them most part. There were times I was annoyed with a filter on the camera that made the edges fuzzy. But it was short-lived.
- There were some parts that were a little slow but again, it was short-lived.
- There was some weird Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse that was briefly mentioned and then forgotten. That probably should have been just taken out.
Would I Recommend?
Yes, a thousand times yes! It’s just such a fun movie and the actors were all phenomenal. I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy this on Blu-Ray as soon as it’s released. I already want to rewatch it.
Have you read Pride & Prejudice & Zombies? Are you excited for the movie?