Who knew that the way to make a literary tale more contemporary and comical was to just add the undead? That is exactly what “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” does, but not with the most finesse.
For anyone expecting a serious take on literature will be very disappointed. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is for those who probably read some Austen books and didn’t understand what they were reading. This is more for the crowd that purchased the CliffsNotes and thought that even that was too complicated.
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is still very much “Pride and Prejudice” — it just happens to be set during a zombie apocalypse.
The romance-horror mashup is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s best-selling parody of Jane Austen’s classic novel. The film stays true to the 19th century comedy of manners while reveling in the absurdity of zombies interrupting the sophisticated proceedings. It’s a whole lot of fun.
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