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Pride + Prejudice + Zombies

By now you know I love all things Jane Austen.  And I also enjoy a good horror movie.   So it's really no surprise that I wanted to see this horror mash up, Pride + Prejudice + Zombies, an adaptation of the book of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith.  I have not read the book, but I borrowed it from the library and have it at home.  However, having seen the movie, I'm not sure that I will read the book.  I spent the first hour or so of the movie debating whether or not I really wanted to watch the whole movie, and then I got to the end of the movie was thisclose to declaring it bullshit because, well, I'll get to that issue in a moment.

The simplest way to summarize this movie's plot is to say that it is Pride and Prejudice with a zombie apocalypse happening in the middle of Regency England.  And the humans appear to be losing the war thanks to the arrival of the zombie Anti-Christ (?) [or something; I didn't really understand that part].  I don't know, you guys.  I wasn't into it.  I did like that the Bennett sisters are kung-fu trained, bad ass warriors in the zombie war, so that was nice.  And Darcy is a colonel in the aforementioned war against the zombies that have over run England.  But Wickham.  He's been transformed from a cad into an outright evil villain.  And while Wickham is always the bane of my existence in any Pride and Prejudice adaptation, there was something lacking due to this change in character and plot.  And other minor details of the plot and timeline were changed also; i.e. the root of the rift between Wickham and Darcy has a much darker origin worthy of a horror movie.

Random Thoughts (You know that's why you came)

Why does Darcy sound like Batman?  He's supposed to be Darcy the zombie fighter not Darcy the Batman.  Every time Darcy opened his mouth, this bothered me.

[SPOILER ALERT] At the very end it appears that they blow up Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy along with the bridge, and then they fake us out by making it appear that Darcy did indeed perish.  And I did not like it.  I did not like it.  At.  All.  And if they had not fixed this error, this movie would have been bullshit, and I would have burned down Facebook in retaliation.  Because no one messes with Pride and Prejudice and lives to tell the tale.

--Reviewed by Ms. Angie


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