Review: ‘PPZ’ brings comedy, action to romantic favorite

Kadifa Tabakovic
Circulation Editor

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" has earned $10,907,291 since its Feb. 5, release. Photo from
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has earned $10,907,291 since its Feb. 5, release. Photo from

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has been rated the sixth best movie to see in the Box Office since its release on Feb. 5, and made about $5 million in its first weekend.

The thriller/comedy kept people glued to their seats and kept audiences laughing to the bone. (Pun intended)

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” stars Lily James, who starred in “Cinderella” (2015) and “Downton Abbey” (2010-2015) , Lena Headey, Matt Smith who starred in “Doctor Who” (1963-) and “Terminator Genisys” (2015), Douglas Booth and Sam Riley, and was also directed by Burr Steers, who also directed “Charlie St. Cloud” and “17 Again.”

Based on the book “Pride and Prejudice,” written by Jane Austen, and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who credited Austen as the co-author because she wrote the original story.

A mysterious plague hits 19th century England and turns all of its countryside into a gruesome war zone. Nobody in the land was safe from the dead returning and tormenting the living. Then fate brings Elizabeth Bennet (James), a master of weaponry and martial arts, and Mr. Darcy (Riley), an arrogant gentleman, to join forces. Elizabeth can respect Darcy’s skill in killing zombies, but she can’t stand him otherwise, but putting their differences behind them, they come together to fight and save the country they once knew.

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is rated PG-13, so it is great for families with children over 13. It runs for 1 hour and 48 minutes. The studio that produced the movie was Sony Pictures.

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