Pride + Prejudice + Zombies = A Minus at the Box Office

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.