pride-prejudice-zombies-poster-2016Today is a pres­ti­gious day in the uni­verse! Today the long-await­ed film, Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies hits the big screen!!!!!!
Okay, may­be that was a bit of an exag­ger­a­tion. I actu­al­ly only know one per­son who is eager­ly await­ing this par­tic­u­lar movie. But I swear, she’s excit­ed enough for like 3  peo­ple, so there’s that.

If you’re won­der­ing what the hack I’m talk­ing about, well let me catch you up on the new lit­er­ary move­ment: adding mon­sters to clas­sic sto­ries! Seth Gra­hame-Smith has ‘upgrad­ed’ a num­ber of clas­sic tales by adding vam­pires or sea mon­sters. The sto­ry of Abra­ham Lin­coln (he fights Vam­pires, now), for instance. The gospel of Luke(The Wise men are actu­al­ly mur­der­ous thieves appar­ent­ly?)!   .… and Pride and Prej­u­dice (And Zom­bies!)
So in hon­or of the movie being released today, I went ahead and asked my friend who is super excit­ed about this movie just why exact­ly she is super excit­ed. Because I feel like we all real­ly need to know.
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This is Sara. She real­ly likes hand san­i­tiz­er.

My friend and room­mate is Sara. No ‘h’. This is an impor­tant dis­tinc­tion for Sara(h)s.
She loves Jane Austen and so does her mom, and she’s def­i­nite­ly plan­ning on mak­ing her mom go to the movie with her. Here’s what she has to say about Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies:

So, you’ve read the book, right? Can you tell us what about it you like?

I have actu­al­ly not read the Pride and Prej­u­dice and Zom­bies book itself.   I’m a huge fan of the orig­i­nal work though, and I real­ly like any­thing that keeps it in people’s minds.  I feel like this refresh­es and revi­tal­izes the work and so peo­ple care about it ‚which keeps it rel­e­vant.  As for the orig­i­nal book, I love it because of the char­ac­ters.  Peo­ple talk about the brood­ing Mr. Dar­cy and com­plain that he’s  how we end up with char­ac­ters like Edward Cul­len.  But what peo­ple miss is that Dar­cy doesn’t find hap­pi­ness until he lets that go.  Jane Austen’s char­ac­ters usu­al­ly have some­thing to learn before they can find hap­pi­ness, and Dar­cy and Eliz­a­beth Ben­net are no excep­tion.
So how do you feel about the fact that the guy who’s play­ing Mr. Dar­cy in this par­tic­u­lar ren­di­tion looks like a whiney, wet sock?
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Matt Smith <3

I usu­al­ly prefer to avoid too much hype about things I’m already going to watch, so I hadn’t been pay­ing any atten­tion to the cast­ing. Then I found out that Matt Smith (the 11th Doc­tor from Doc­tor Who) was in it and I was like, well clear­ly he’s going to be Mr. Dar­cy and that’s going to be real­ly inter­est­ing. THEN I found out that he’s Mr. Collins??? Who is SUPPOSED to be a wet sock. Why would you get the DOCTOR and then cast him as not a major char­ac­ter, and an inten­tion­al­ly unlike­able one at that! And you know what wor­ries me much more? The actu­al Mr. Dar­cy actor has got like may­be a dozen cred­its on his IMDB page.
So I’m not feel­ing too great about it! But hope­ful­ly we’ll all be proved wrong and he’ll be amaz­ing.

Haha I sure hope so. Matt Smith is a pret­ty amaz­ing actor, so he’ll prob­a­bly steal the show. Okay. Final ques­tion! Which the­ater snack will you be enjoy­ing dur­ing this very strange Zom­bie movie? 
Well pop­corn obvi­ous­ly, and then prob­a­bly cook­ie dough bites! A friend intro­duced me to them and now I total­ly love them. I’ll also def­i­nite­ly be sneak­ing my own water bot­tle in because they only sell water in hilar­i­ous­ly huge bot­tles.
Thanks Sara! I sure hope the movie is a fun watch!
Want to read the book before you head to the the­aters? We def­i­nite­ly have it, and most of Mr. Grahame-Smith’s oth­er books as well. 

So, what do you think?