PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES (2016) Review
Directed by Burr Steers
Based on the novel of the same title by Seth Grahame-Smith which sort of parodies the classic novel of Jane Austen giving it a twist of having zombies and making it the main antagonist of the material. Burr Steers is not known for directing the most inspiring or thrilling films and as he writes and directs PPZ, he does not only forgets the true nature of how zombie movies excites the audience but also come up a decent story that will capture the attention of the viewers.
The actual film is not as exciting as its premise suggests. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies lacks oomph and engaging narrative for the viewers to be satisfied with everything it presents. The threat of zombies doesn’t seem to be a big deal to some or at least where they are located that it’s not thrilling to watch. The story is decent though but the treatment is very dull which obviously reflected to the whole film. People don’t really go to zombie movies to get bored, its idea of danger and horror excites the moviegoer and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies clearly doesn’t have that.
Yes, it has some gore, it usually is fun when it wants to be and the ladies are pleasant to look at. Though the costumes and locations are quite fancy and looks authentic to its setting, the characters are not. They move in a a different era, the film would’ve worked if it gracefully embraced its setting and try to conceive something that’s fun to look at that they actually had fun doing it.
2 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Multivision Pictures Entertainment and VIVA Films International. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.