Pride and Prejudice & Zombies: Jane Austen Kicks Ass

If you enjoy watching women beat the crap out of people, Pride and Prejudice & Zombies is the perfect film for you. The big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel takes Jane Austen’s message about women’s independence and empowerment to a whole new level…

As both a feminist and a literature major, I enjoyed the hell out of Pride and Prejudice & Zombies. Sure, at a glance it seems eccentric to blend the witty romance of Jane Austen with gorey zombie horror, but watching women in regency dresses cut off the heads of zombies turns out to be an oddly satisfying viewing experience.

What’s it about? In this brand new take on Jane Austen’s classic novel, Elizabeth Bennet and her sisters must fend off unsuitable suitors and zombies in want of their brains.

What’s it really about? If you give women more agency, they will single-handedly rid the world of all its problems.

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Getting ready for the ball: Jane and Elizabeth Bennet (Bella Heathcote, Lily James)

Pick if:

  • You’re looking for a fun and empowering flick for your next girls night: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is a tribute to kickass women everywhere
  • You enjoy epic martial arts action: The fight choreography in this film is really entertaining
  • You’ve always wanted to see women in period dresses slay: The costumes are gorgeous – never mind the blood stains
  • You don’t mind graphic violence: The are a lot of shots of open skulls and mauled bodies, blood and brain matter splattering across the screen and limbs being torn from bodies

Most memorable fight scene: The scene where the Bennet sisters slay a ballroom full of zombies while all dolled up in regency dresses will edge itself into your brain and become instantly iconic.

Most memorable quote:

Mr. Bennet (to Mr. Collins): “My daughters are trained for battle, sir, not the kitchen.”

Where can I watch? P & P & Zombies is available for streaming on Amazon, Maxdome, iTunes, Google Play as well as Netflix UK.

Pride and Prejudice & Zombies (2016): Based on the parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith; running-time 1h 48mins.; starring Lily James (Downton Abbey), Sukie Waterhouse, Bella Heathcote, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston (American Hustle), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Charles Dance.

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2 thoughts on “Pride and Prejudice & Zombies: Jane Austen Kicks Ass

  1. This made me want to rewatch it. I particularly enjoyed Matt Smith as Mr. Collins. Maybe because I adore him from Doctor Who. I kept expecting him to whip out his sonic screwdriver and be like, “Right now let’s get to the root of this zombie issue…”

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    1. The casting of the “antagonistic” characters is superb! I think my favourite still has to be one-eyed Lena Headey though. Man, now I really wanna re-watch it, too…

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