(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t actually read the book this movie is based on, though I have seen it in the shops. I also haven’t read Pride and Prejudice… but I do have some knowledge of the storyline.
I felt that this was an interesting ‘alternate’ history. While I’ve seen a lot of zombie movies, the fact that this one was set during this time period made it quite unique. What was also especially good about it was how the characters spoke and acted. Despite the women being trained as capable fighters, I felt that the movie was fairly true to what people said and thought at that time.
It was interesting to see Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy meet in the circumstances they did. I liked the fact that there was some time spent showing Elizabeth with her sisters… though I did feel that the two younger ones weren’t developed as characters as much as they could have been.
I thought it was especially interesting to see that at least some of the zombies retained some intelligence. While it was clear (at least most of the time) who were zombies and who weren’t, I found it an interesting take that it was only by feeding on human brains that the zombies became more like animals.
I really liked the slightly animated style of showing the history of the undead and how the Black Death played a part in those who had been infected rising. I was left with some questions by the end of the movie… particularly in regards to the mother and child zombie.
There were some really good elements of humour in this movie and several moments where me and my friend found ourselves outright laughing. The best character for that was Collins, who was difficult to take seriously… although I did like the actor who played him.
I’m not sure this is a movie that can be taken seriously, but it was very entertaining to watch with some really good actors. And I especially liked that there were some strong women. Although I can’t say if this was true to the book, it was enjoyable to watch and I suspect I would happily watch it again.