James (Elizabeth Bennet) in a scene from “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”
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Director Burr Steers' attempts at melding these genres into a coherent film are clumsy at best. The film adheres sincerely to the beats of Austen's story – the balls, the scheming, the misunderstandings between Lizzie and Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), the irony – while peppering most with a zombie scare or two. Matt Smith and Lena Headey, in particular, seem to be acting in their own Terry Gilliam film that was kept secret from the rest of the cast.Save for Elizabeth, the warrior ladies really only get that one scene before letting the male soldiers take up the zombie fight.The Austen scenes are fine, but the action and horror don't land. Steers reverts to jump scares and the odd technique of blurring the shot to show a character's panic when a zombie attacks.
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