This past weekend saw the opening of the film PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. It would seem that the majority of the film’s target audience felt the same way that I did about it, upon first viewing the trailer. “Might be fun,” I said to myself. “Maybe I’ll check it out when it gets to the discount theater.” Two bucks for a movie sits a whole lot better with my digestion than ten bucks. The popcorn and cola taste better. Even so, I will and usually do go to the movies on opening weekend for films that I am excited about. I’ll even pay extra for 3D or IMAX. Movies that I decide to wait for, to wait till they hit the discount theater or to just view at home via Netflix, are either films that intrigued me but for whatever reason I didn’t get the chance to see when they opened, or, far more often, and if I am honest, movies that just don’t interest me ENOUGH.
Seeing it as a duty, though, I did go check out PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES last weekend. And I was right. It’s fun. I enjoyed it. Plus it has the luscious Lily James in it, so that was a big plus; she’s made my heart flutter ever since I saw her in CINDERELLA. (What, my lovely better half wanted to see it, okay? You got a problem with that?!) It seems, however, that the movie didn’t interest most fans ENOUGH. It bombed, not even able to knock off that silly talking panda cartoon, which is a shame, ‘cause, like I said, it’s good. Consider giving it a chance, if you weren’t one of the few I saw in the ticket line at the premiere.