Synosis: In it's truth universally acknowledged that the ladies in Regency Britain must be accomplished in all areas of society. Fortunately Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and her four sisters can sing, dance, and when required chop off the heads of the walking dead. It has become an essential life skill, ever since The Black Plague turned the English countryside into a war zone and the dead have come back alive to terrorize the living. Elizabeth is particularly skilled in martial arts and weaponry, and when fate leads her to join forces with Mr Darcy (Sam Riley) a consummate zombie slayer, his pride and her prejudice, threaten to prevent what could be a killer combination. As the zombie outbreak intensifies, and even genteel gatherings at country manors are threatened by the walking dead, Elizabeth and Darcy must cast aside their differences in order to save their families, their society, their empire.
I have 'suffered' through a few adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I struggled through the book once, never wanting to revisit it. Although, I know she was an amazing writer and praised throughout literature, Jane Austen was not the author for me neither were the adaptions of her book to film..... until now!
After watching Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I can definitely say I am a fan. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, was entertaining, put together at a steady pace, with the tension between Elizabeth and Mr Darcy, well played by Lily James and Sam Riley. The Zombies were more truer to the classic, visually and the scenes were delivered and cut together beautifully.
So if you are looking for a not so dark horror, set in around the 1800s, with sass, a little romance, and Zombies, then I highly recommend this film. I know I'll be watching it again.
Trailer courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.