Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
It is not deep, but it is fun to watch. It does have a bit more of an edge to it than other similar films.
It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
I was amazed at the critical reviews I had read about this film as I thought it was the most romantic version of Pride and Prejudice I had seen and that the fighting and the zombies made it great fun to watch .In fact I who loved Colin ,tolerated Matthew and laughed at Lost In Austen thought Sam Riley was the best ever Darcy and Lily James equally the best ever Elizabeth and this was the most entertaining film I had seen this year and I saw it on TV ,which doesn't say much for new ones .
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is undoubtedly a bad idea for a movie, a blackly comic misfire that misses the mark time and time again. The story is to take the essence of the Jane Austen novel and add a zombie apocalypse to the mix. I thought this was a ludicrous idea when the book came out and now, having seen the film version, I can confirm that I was right.The film's idea is to basically play out the plot of the original story but add zombies into the background of every scene. The zombie effects typically incorporate cheap-looking CGI while the action sequences are mishandled by the American director, who has no feel for his material.The only decent thing about this film are the presence of a handful of supporting actors such as Charles Dance, Jack Huston, and Lena Headey who do their best to make the whole thing bearable, but their efforts are in vain. Whether it's the miscast lead - Lily James, one of those pretty faces with nothing behind it - or Sam Riley's weirdly gruff accent, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is an embarrassment all round.
Just another adaptation of Jane Austen's novel but this time with zombies on the mix. The plot does not vary much from the original novel but contains these changes: instead of the bubonic plague, we have the zombie plague; the aristocrats, in addition to having a literary education, are also sent to China or Japan to learn martial arts due to the zombie threat; and the Bennet sisters, besides being beautiful and educated, are also fierce warriors with more childish than aristocratic ways. There is a part where Liz Bennet, instead of pushing her suitor away with the cynicism and coolness worthy of her social class, does not: they go into physical confrontation as if she were a ho discussing with her pimp in one of Bronx ghettos, only with refined language.The plot where zombies can talk and organize in community is poorly explained and could have been better explored. They should have put more emphasis on the zombies, as they have very little screen time. There is a part where one of the sisters sees the supposed 4 horsemen of the apocalypse facing back, but it is only this scene for a second or two; where do they fit in the middle of it all? We do not know because they never show up again. What purpose then has this scene?This film is only "Pride and Prejudice" in a zombie universe and nothing more, just to captivate more female audience to the zombie lovers wagon. As a final note I admit that production, costumes, direction, cinematography and performances are of very good level and in the end fulfills its function: to entertain and pass some time and then move on to better things.
I love Pride and Prejudice. And I love Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (the book). I love so many adaptations of Jane Austen's work, but this one was terrible! The hilarious thing about the zombie adaptation was that it stuck pretty well to the original story. This was just a random, terrible zombie movie, with some well-known characters shoehorned into roles that were not at all consistent with how Jane Austen wrote them. If they were going to rip the entire story apart, they may have well just made a generic zombie movie. The book included fights with ninjas, Wickham getting maimed, and absolutely none of that made it into the movie. Instead, they invented some random plot that was not thought out well, and just muddled the entire story. Had the writer been stricken by the zombie plague when they wrote this?