Monday, 20 June 2016

Movie Review #2: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Finally, I am getting another movie review up. I am such a bad person in terms of promising reviews and then never giving them. Today, I just saw Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and it was a lot better than I had originally hoped for so I'm really happy about that. This is also mostly spoiler free.

Title: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Director: Burr Steers
Rating: PG-13
My Rating: 5 Crowns
Release Date: February 4, 2016

If you have not read Pride and Prejudice or seen one of the Pride and Prejudice movies, you might be a tad bit confused during this one.

This is basically the original Pride and Prejudice story but you add in zombies so everything changes.


The plot was amazing. You got the normal Pride and Prejudice story but the girls are all kickass heroines, fighting zombies and saving people. In this world a woman is accomplished if they trained in Japanese martial arts and less so if she has trained in Chinese martial arts. Elizabeth Bennett of course trained in China. A woman has to have skills of cooking, reading, languages and of course fighting.

This story had zombies milling around and causing havoc but it was Pride and Prejudice down to the dialogue. The witty dialogue still played it's part and if it hadn't been there, I would have questioned this as a Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Lizzie and Darcy still have battles of wits and also actual battles.

Despite this movie being dark it still had a light, humorous tone to it. And the setting was well-developed and gave us a good backstory. I loved how they made the woman warriors as well and not just dainty ladies who sat at home while the men trained and fought. It was hilarious and awesome to see the Bennett sisters getting ready for the Ball by doing their hair and donning dresses as well as strapping knives and swords in because would it be a ball without a zombie invasion?


Lily James plays the beloved Elizabeth [Lizzy] Bennett. Lily James stole the show. She was beautiful, clever, determined and her warrior skills were amazing and too hot to handle. Let's be honest. Lily James was amazing as Lizzy and really played the role perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better actress to play this iconic character.

Sam Riley plays the dashing and infuriating Mr. Darcy. Mr Darcy as so disagreeable [like he always is] but secretly really hot. He was also a great fighter just like Lizzy. While he's not as handsome as Mr. Bingley (Douglas Booth), he's still pretty handsome and the only Darcy so far that I have found handsome. He's also the only Darcy that I could actually stand tbh.

Matt Smith plays the hilarious Mr. Collins. Matt Smith was perfect in this role. He was hilarious and quirky and just fit perfectly. 

Douglas Booth plays the charming, kind and handsome Mr. Bingley. I've always liked Mr. Bingley a lot more than Mr. Darcy because Mr. Bingley always seemed to actually have a heart. Douglas Booth does an amazing job in his role and it was fantastic to see him portray Bingley.


The Bennett sisters fight scenes were amazing and so well cordinated. I really enjoyed watching them go from ladies to positively badass. 

And the amount of times Darcy and Elizabeth save each other. #Goals 


The chemistry between Darcy and Elizabeth was undeniable and I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop during the length of the movie. Plus it was interesting to see how their relationship changed with a zombie setting.  It was high-stakes romance where they are fighting for their life and their love. Oh and that scene where they fight each other...loved it!


This movie is rated PG-13 for a reason. I feel like it is better if you see this when you are 12 and over because you won't understand everything and the zombies could frighten younger kids but otherwise it is a great movie.

Slaying as they slay is a great tagline for this movie. I highly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!