BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Reviews
By Dr. Know on February 5th, 2016
Maybe someone else can crack the code to the ultimate Austen mash-up when the inevitable “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” adaption comes along.
Both pride and prejudice still play their parts, but now in service to one tediously repeated joke: the sight of a gentleman or a lady, together or alone, playing cards or ballroom dancing, fatally swarmed by devouring zombies.
Like its source material – a loose term if there ever was one – Steers’s movie is a failure across multiple fronts.
As clever as it is iconoclastic, this bloody good satire tickled me by overturning much, but not all, of what we admire in Jane Austen’s original.