Pride Prejudice & Zombies – Movie Review

Posted February 17, 2016 by Pixie in Blog, Book Adaptations, Movie Review / 0 Comments

Pride Prejudice & Zombies – Movie ReviewPride Prejudice & Zombies Movie Published by Sony Pictures on February 5th
Format: Movie
Source: Purchased
3.5 Stars

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England. Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) is a master of martial arts and weaponry and the handsome Mr. Darcy (Sam Reilly) is a fierce zombie killer, yet the epitome of upper class prejudice. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, they must swallow their pride and join forces on the blood-soaked battlefield.
PG-13 (for zombie violence and action, and brief suggestive material)

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies combines two of my favorite things – Jane Austen and Zombies. PPZ is very similar to the original P&P story-line, but with zombies thrown into the mix (remove fear of Napoleon, add fear of zombies, it totally works!).

First line of of both Pride & Prejudice & Zombies book and the movie…

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”

If you enjoy a good spoof book or movie – this is definitely a must. Especially, if you are a fan of either. I was a bit worried about the movie, since I LOVED the book; I really had nothing to worry about – this is probably one of the best book to movie adaptations that I have watched. It stayed as true as can be to both books and fans of the BBC P&P will also see a few nods to that series.

PPZ is action packed, hilarious and still a cute love story. Like most spoofs is does get a little cheesy, but I still enjoyed the movie. My favorite part, is usually a character I cannot stand; Matt Smith was amazing as Mr. Collins, his time on screen alone is worth the cost of the movie. I could not stop laughing.

 

amber

3.5 Stars
Pixie

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