With a title like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I had to see Writer/Director Burr Steers’ new film.
If nothing else, it will introduce young horror fans to Jane Austen. And, I think that’s a good thing.
Actually, the film is well-done with Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin and Production Designer David Warren doing a great job in creating and capturing the era. It only errs in being a bit too long and a bit too faithful to the original story…except, of course, for the zombies.
The other reason I was interested to see the film was Lily James, who I thoroughly enjoyed in last year’s Cinderella. Here, she turns in an excellent performance as a warrior version of Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters, played by Bella Heathcoat, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady and Suki Waterhouse do an admirable job in backing her up.
I give Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a 3.5 out of 5. It might have been a bit higher except for the stupid mid-end credit FU ending so cliché in horror films.