Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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.

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