Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies - DVD Review

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES (PG-13) Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Lena Headey, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance and Ellie Bamber.
Written & Directed by Burt Speers.


This is from the same author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, but this book was written first, and it's a better story. The movie is better as well, in comparison. Take that for what it's worth.

This takes Jane Austen's classic story but puts it against a backdrop of a zombie uprising. These aren't typical walkers either. They have intelligence and can even disguise themselves to look still alive. Lily James (Cinderella) is the irrepressible Miss Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley (Maleficent) is the morose Mr. Darcy, and everyone is ready to play their parts straight, aside from that zombie business. The movie's poorly lit and never overcomes its initial conceit, but it wasn't bad as I thought it might be. The gift of low expectations.

Due to its PG-13 rating, it's also less graphic than any random episode of The Walking Dead.

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