Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

It was after our exams 2 years ago when my friend and I went to the cinema to watch a movie called Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. I remember looking forward to it because:

  1. It was my first time watching a movie with her alone after our 1 year plus of friendship (and still ongoing).
  2. HELLO, exams were over!
  3. I love Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
  4. I enjoy movies and games related to ZOMBIES.

Knowing the fact that a classic set in 1812 is put together with zombies is actually quite intriguing. I mean, how do you put a zombie element into a historical setting? (Some readers: “but twoonetwonine they have a…”) Yes, I now know that Pride & Prejudice & Zombies has a book, even a sequel, published. But at that time I was not aware of it so I was super excited.

Honestly, I was a little nervous about how they will portray Elizabeth Bennet in this movie. I truly admire her in Jane Austen’s original for her resolute as a person, her wittiness and intelligence. Fortunately, Lily James’ portrayal as badass Elizabeth Bennet is one of the best things I have seen. I am so touched that Elizabeth Bennet is able to do some amazing action. With her personality, she deserves a world with zombies.

However, I do feel that this movie is lacking in certain areas. Since I have read and watched Pride & Prejudice, there are some parts that I expected to see but didn’t make it to the movie. I also felt that the movie could show more character and story development to make the movie more complete. Though I do understand that it is because of the action scenes that the parts were not included.

I would say that this is the kind of movie that will pop into my head from time to time whenever I feel like watching a lady beat up zombies. It has been 2 years and I have watched Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 4 times.

So for those of you who want to know the gist story of how Pride & Prejudice but is not a big fan of historical, give this a shot. Maybe some zombie action can help you out. 😉

~twoonetwonine

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