I have several copies now and can't stop watching it. I LOVE IT! I think it is so much better than the book and I love how Burr Steers wrote the script with Jane Austenish scenes. The 1st proposal scene is fantastic and the 2nd proposal I can't stop re-watching. I love movies with strong women characters and the Bennet girls all are kick-ass great. Love how the story line was changed form the book. Lt. Wickham is evil anyway you read him, so I was thrilled to see him as the AntiChrist for the Zombies and a great adversary for Mr. Darcy. I so hope Burr Steers and everyone join up again for the sequel. I think the movie would have made more money if they had stuck to their original release date of February 19th instead of Super Bowl weekend. There were also too many Valentine's Days Movies the following weekend. GO Lily James and Sam Riley they are my favorite Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy ever. I will never see anyone else i those parts, they were a perfect match for the film and the Love/Hate tension was great all the way through the movie. Love the kissing scene after the proposal. They both had waited so long.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a pretty silly idea. So why on Earth is this movie, based on the satirical book by Seth Grahame-Smith, not having more fun?
Tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt substantial audiences, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is in fact a moderately entertaining film, not deficient in old-fashioned costume drama when it pleases, nor in the power of being clever where it chooses, but awkward and unsatisfying.
The name alone should tell you exactly what you are getting into. It's the type of movie you are meant to just have fun with. It's knowingly silly and it's carefree nature allows the movie to have a great sense of humor about itself. There's even a surprising sense of genuine sweetness and solid action to give it a slightly more serious tone at times.
As someone who has never experienced the Jane Austen novel, I cannot tell you just how well this holds up as a parody. I can say that the dialog is marvelously captures the writing one would find in a book of Jane Austen's era. The romance itself is solid and actually sweet, even if predictable in these modern times. The cast is just fantastic.
Some elements of the plot though aren't up to snuff. Things move at such a brisk pace I found myself confused as to why certain characters were in certain places at specific times. It all holds together well, but there are some missing bits of context as is normally expected with movies based on novels.
Despite being limited to a PG-13 rating, the zombie violence is still enjoyable. No it doesn't reach the gory heights everyone wants to see in zombie movies, but it's still has it's bloody fun moments. It's straight faced silliness keeps it from sinking into the cheesy depths of other B-rated horror comedies.
The name really does tell you all you need to know. It lets you in on exactly what to expect and just how much fun you'll have with it. No, this is not a movie for everyone. Those looking for more serious zombie affairs should check elsewhere. However those knowing what we are getting into are sure to have a blast. It does exactly what it says it will do and it does it well. It's definitely only out there for a specific audience, but perhaps that's all it's trying to be anyway. I, for one, found it to be thoroughly entertaining.
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is a very crazy adaptation of Jane Austen's historical-romantic book "Pride and Prejudice", but now, mixed with the zombie wave, if the story was regular, but the performances were good, enjoy a good time with the characters, and the make-up, and the wardrobe was well achieved.
I don't get it.
I didn't read the book so i can't compare, but the movie is simply...slow and boring.
I can appreciate a satirical, unconventional movie (I'm a fan of B movie productions like Troma )...but this lacks the humor of a "real" b movie and seems always fake
This shameful reboot known as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an immorally disgraceful extravaganza filled with nonsensical ridiculousness that is muddled in its hideous concept containing unethical themes which suffocates Jane Austen's beloved novel into a coffin.
Cross Creek Pictures,
Allison Shearmur Productions,
Head Gear Films,
Sierra / Affinity,
Stage 6 Films