So I read the book this movie is based on a while back. All I remember is it was very bad. The action scenes were written poorly, and the story line remained the same as the original, just zombies thrown in. I don’t even remember if I finished it. I still own it though, do I did thumb through it real quick before writing this to make sure I was correct.
I also saw the movie “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer” and did not like it. So I was not thinking I would like this movie, not one bit.
The movie actually translated pretty well to the screen. I liked it much more than the book. Its kind of like how “World War Z” the movie, is based on a book. The only thing the two have in common is the name. The book is wildly different than the movie, the same is true here.
In the book, the storyline, as I said, stays the same as in Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The movie though, thankfully, decided to add in some more twists. The zombies are not your normal, moaning dumb, flesh hungry zombies. (They are in the book) These zombies can talk, and some are quite civilized. Mr. Wickham is turned into a true villain, instead of a just an annoying guy who soils Lydia’s reputation. What made this movie good, is what it changed from the book (both of them) to the screen. Making the zombies different, making things into an all-out war, that kept me entertained because I didn’t know what was going to happen next.
Now what made the book popular is the comedic factor. You will not be laughing that much at this movie. Yes, there are a few tongue in cheek moments, where you’ll chuckle, but this isn’t the normal comical zombie movie we are used too. It’s much more a horror action movie with a bit of sarcasm dripped in.
It’s still getting a recommendation from me. If you like zombies and action, you should look into seeing the movie. I’m not sure all the Jane Austin fans will like it, but they might. It’s an “okay” movie.