Saturday, February 6, 2016
Movie Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I've not read Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen or the updated version with zombies added by Seth Grahame-Smith but was able to catch the movie this weekend. Though the mix of romance and zombies were intriguing, I found the movie slow and restrained to the plot of the Jan Austen novel.
The acting was passable with Lily James in the lead as Elizabeth Bennett. Sam Riley is the romantic interest as Mr. Darcy. HIs voice sounded odd but the chemistry wasn't totally absent.
The zombie action was entertaining and any zombies will bring me to the theater and earn a few stars. The story didn't fit very well but the special effects were enough to make up for it. There were some really sick looking zombies throughout the film, and I was glad to see some of them running.
My expectations were low enough that I didn't come out of the movie totally disappointed but the story was pretty boring. The plot had a predictable twist that could be seen about halfway through the film. The movie couldn't seem to decide between a comedy, romance, action, or horror and settled somewhere in the middle. I do like that zombies are getting more mainstream movies and the badass women were fun to watch!