I wasn't expecting much
I've seen the entire 6 hour long BBC miniseries, so I consider myself a Pride and Prejudice fan. My mother saw this closer to when it came out on a plane ride to Hawaii, and told me it was horrible. So when I saw that Matt Smith, one of my favorite actors thanks to Doctor Who, was in it earlier today, I told my mom that we should watch it soon. When the movie we were going to rent wasn't available, we went in our video library and pulled out this movie thanks to my request to watch it. I'm thirteen, almost three months away from turning fourteen, and decided, HEY, I WON'T BE SCARED AT ALL! I was right- almost.
The movie starts off EXTREMELY trying to gross you out, to introduce the zombies in a frightening way. As time passes and the movie goes by, it gets less gross. There are more zombies, but the faces aren't as disgusting. It's actually quite entertaining, how gross they are. There's one moment with a zombie mother and child which is quite creepy, about halfway through.
Lily James was the perfect Elizabeth, although it was weird to see her without blonde hair. Sam Riley wasn't the best choice for Darcy- he has a scratchy voice, and isn't the best looking. But I think their casting as Matt Smith as Mr. Collins was the best thing in the world- the role was practically made for him (Maybe an influence because he and Clara DID meet Jane Austen ;) Whovians get the joke).
There's nothing much in the way of sex, a bit of kissing at the end, but that's it. There's cleavage, but nothing too inappropriate. I think it's awesome that the women are all fighters, because we NEED to see more of women fighting in movies!
There's drinking at parties, which is to be expected.
I do not recall any inappropriate language being used.
I'd have to say, it was much better than I was expecting. I wouldn't watch it nonstop, but in a year or so if someone wanted to watch it with me I wouldn't say no.
It's good for 13 year olds who can handle a bit of a fright, or 14 and older.
It's more gory than things like Doctor Who (but not as scary, cough cough the empty child), but less gory than movies like the Lord of the Rings, which I recall was very gory.
I highly suggest this to all Jane Austen fans who want a laugh.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking