Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)


Action | Horror | Romance


Burr Steers




Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Lena Headey, Suki Waterhouse, Emma Greenwell, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, Sally Phillips, Aisling Loftus, Dolly Wells, Tom Lorcan, Jess Radomska, Hermione Corfield


The five Bennett sisters must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it's too late.


I'm yet to read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" - yeah, shame on me - but I sure know its reputation, and I have to say I was quite interested to see what kind of results blending such a classic with zombies, which I love, would have produced. I don't even know why I thought, even for a second, it could have been good.

Instead of being grotesque as I thought it would be, "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is a bland "zombie/horror" flick where boredom reigns supreme. Seriously, it's so boring, it's hard to follow.

Even though I would never dare calling it is a zombie film, there is a zombie factor involved. The writers' brains, for instance, were probably eaten by a herd of undeads because the screenplay is rubbish. Someone should have told them that just putting zombies in a classic novel is not enough to turn it into a movie - and according to Wikipedia into another book.

The plot is more predictable than the Team Rocket always losing at the end of each episode, and there are so many plot holes it looks like a slotted spoon. And the zombies are intelligent and they have feelings too, and they walk among us without us knowing, and they have their own community. Isn't that crazy?

Unfortunately the writing isn't the only problem. The film cannot be defined as action film either. It is awful, and tedious just like the rest of the film.

The members of the cast also do their best to suck. But it's not their fault, not completely at least. The director is the one that deserves the blame, along with the poor script, because the guy clearly has no clue how to direct.

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