Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-SmithThe New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture starring Lily James and Sam Riley, with Matt Smith, Charles Dance, and Lena Headey.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
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Why You Should Watch 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'
It doesn't seem like something that someone would follow through with, make a book, and a movie on. It doesn't seem like an idea that would go very far. I have to say, I was curious though. I was interested to see if they could do it. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land.
A few years ago we got Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter , a movie that promised to revitalise a fusty subject by unleashing monsters on it. It turned out to be a joyless dud. Matt Smith steals the show as the silly Mr. Darcy is a little bland, heavyweight names like Charles Dance and Lena Headey provide support. And Matt Smith steals the show as the silly Mr. But all of the above just makes you lament that this adaptation has those two extra words in the title, because every time a zombie lurches on screen the film stops dead. The problems begin with the set-up: this is a world where the threat is nothing new, where country estates have been fortified and ladies carry blades beneath their corsets.
In the 19th century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land. Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet Lily James , a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy Sam Riley , a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can't stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer Fancy watching ' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ' in the comfort of your own home? Discovering a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or watch the Burr Steers-directed movie via subscription can be tricky, so we here at Moviefone want to do the heavy lifting.