Let’s see, there’s Brad Pitt in World War Z. Without the zombie epidemic to motivate him, he would have become a stay-at-home dad instead of using his mad international tracking skills to fight off angry mobs of dead people. Zombies gave Brad Pitt ambition.
In Zombieland, Jesse Eisenberg became more social, kept his cardio level up and even got himself a hot girlfriend because of zombies. Zombies gave Jesse Eisenberg a better life.
And in the new Pride + Prejudice + Zombies, a horde of zombies taking over 19th century England gave the ladies and gents of that refined era some dead folks to fight while discussing important matters like marriage proposals and social class.
Based on a book of the same name, where co-author Seth Grahame-Smith decided to zombify Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice, the film offers wide audiences – whether fans of the original classic, horror lovers or parody connoisseurs – a fun, entertaining display of the story that they can enjoy together.
For fans of the original, you can still expect Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy and some sophisticated-sounding repartee. For horror fans, expect lots of zombies and zombie killing. And for everyone else, well there are women killing zombies with swords. What’s not to like?
And we come back to zombies making everything better. Yes, because Pride + Prejudice + Zombies is all about female empowerment. So here’s to zombies helping make the world a better place.