Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I think it’s important for me to warn you about Pride & Prejudice and Zombies. I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have been reading the serializations with great anticipation so it seemed only natural that I should go to my local theater and check out this new movie, even if I wasn’t really that thrilled at the prospect of Hollywood messing with my favorite book.
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Dear NoteStream Readers,
I think it’s important for me to warn you about Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.
I am a huge Jane Austen fan and have been reading the serializations with great anticipation so it seemed only natural that I should go to my local theater and check out this new movie, even if I wasn’t really that thrilled at the prospect of Hollywood messing with my favorite book.
I was feeling quite fine reading installment 5 of P&P on my iPhone driving to the theater with my dad and all I ordered at the kiosk was a small packet of popcorn with extra butter and a diet coke.
I enjoyed the trailers and settled down with my dad to enjoy the movie.
He didn’t even eat any of the popcorn; he had Raisinets and a bottle of water.
Despite my trepidation I must admit I was really liking the movie at first. I loved Lily James in Downton Abbey and the Cinderella movie and it was kind of cool seeing her kick serious zombie butt. But about halfway into the film I started feeling this strange sensation in my face and then I couldn’t feel my fingers.
I tried to pick up some popcorn but kept spilling it all over the floor. My breathing got heavy and I couldn’t stop it despite all the shhhhhing from the people sitting around me.
It was about this point - just after Mr. Collins got killed - that it happened.
Fortunately my dad got some video of it on his iPhone otherwise I don’t think anybody would believe me. The skin on my face suddenly started rotting and my hands went all browny-green.
Quite horrible actually. It was really quite upsetting. (Video here. Note: some viewers may find this upsetting.)
By the time I’d returned to normal I noticed my dad had started breathing loudly, too and then a similar thing happened to him.
He really was quite scary looking. Fortunately I had my iPhone handy so I managed to get it on video as well.
(Again, viewer discretion is advised: link here)
After that, the same thing kept happening over and over again until we had to leave the theater without seeing if Lizzie and Darcy made it through to the end.
We didn’t eat the same things from the concession stand so I don’t think that could have caused it. My concern is that it must have been the movie. If that was indeed the case it’s not something I’d wish on my fellow Austen lovers.
So please beware. Stick to reading the book on NoteStream. It’s much safer.
Good luck - and be careful