‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ bloody fantastic to watch (Review)

Jane Austens classic, Pride and Prejudice was first transformed into a novel and now a movie of the same name.

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Jane Austen’s classic, “Pride and Prejudice” was first transformed into a novel and now a movie of the same name.

The fiction of zombies is a genre that seems to have filled a special spot in Hollywood, from being featured in straight horror films to being more recently showed in action, dramas, and even comedies. The film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, based off of the book of the same and directed by Burr Steers, combines these genres into one film.

Starring the talents of Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Lena Heady, and Charles Dance, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes place in the 19th century in London in a world that has been overrun by zombies with humanity’s only lasting defense being a giant wall.

The story revolves around five sisters who have been trained in the art of killing the undead. When a plot to destroy the wall and have zombies overrun the rest of humanity, the siblings band together along with the rest England to stop it.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies accomplishes the difficult task of being able to combine specific genres without having one overtake the other. The film is action-packed with a surprising amount of amazing fight scenes while still having many moments of intense humor and pleasant levity.

The actors themselves give great performances and show incredible chemistry with one another that is amazing to see.

In my opinion Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a film that will knock the audience dead (pun intended).

See the official trailer below.