Postcard from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I admit, I watched it, and, you know, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it might be. Anyone with a fondness for the proper story, without the zombies, would doubtless be massively offended, but although I have watched one of the many productions, I had surprisingly little problem with this version.

The story and the central characters are essentially the same here of course. You just have to set aside dead people, swords (and knives and postols) and fight scenes. The Bennet daughters are shown as capable, experienced fighters wearing blades under the flowing Edwardian dresses.

London is surrounded by a wall thirty feet (ten meters) high and a moat thirty fathoms (60 meters) deep with a single bridge. Country estates are protected by steel barriers, except where they don't appear to be, and even those who aren't soldiers appear not to worry about riding between towns or country houses on their own. And walking through the woods as well.

It's got Matt Smith as a wimpy, ineffectual priest, and Lena Headey from the Sarah Connnor Chronicles . I didn't recognise most of the other actors, although affectionadoes of Game of Thrones will probably identify a few more. The acting is pretty good, and as long as you're able to forgive a ludicrous story line, it's well worth a couple of hours of your time.

The last 15 minutes or so got a bit tangled up in my mind, so I may have to watch that bit again, because although the good guys got married, I'm not sure if London actually fell, and what happened to all those zombies.

Basically, if you're a fan of classical literature you're not going to go near this, but if you go for the current extensive crop of Zombie flicks and series, give it a try. It's actually fun and the fight scenes are delightful.

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