Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Best Zombie Jane Austen Movie Ever

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is what it sounds like, and more. About the first fifteen minutes consists of slapping together scenes of zombies with Pride and Prejudice. Then the movie becomes much more serious, integrating those two disparate elements together into a satisfying storyline.

If you like the video above, you’ll like the movie, if you don’t like it, don’t see the movie. Surprisingly, it pretty much follows the story of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy, but with zombies integrated. For instance, Jane takes sick on her way to Mr. Bingley’s not just because of a rainstorm, but because she is too shocked to defend herself from a zombie mother and baby, saying, “This cannot be.” And there is a deeply moving scene as Lizzy reads a letter from Darcy, and she has to reconsider who is truly guilty of pride and prejudice.

Standout scenes include Lizzy leading her sisters in a wedge attack against zombies at a dance, Darcy beating back zombies from the great wall around London, Matt Smith (a former Doctor Who) as the delightfully dimwitted Parson Collins, and a rather surprising Lady Catherine de Burgh.

If you like alternate versions of Pride and Prejudice, there is the best science fiction Jane Austen movie, the 2008 Lost in Austen.

Or there is the fundamentally wacky web series, the Lizzie Bennett Diaries.

1 comment:

Lexa Cain said...

I'm not a huge fan of Austen, but I enjoy updates on classics like the Abe Lincoln vs vampires movie. Not exactly award-winning stuff, but entertaining nonetheless. Have a great week! :)


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