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If there’s one thing everyone seems to be excited about, it isn’t the newest installment of the Star Wars saga, it’s the upcoming 2016 release of Pride + Prejudice + Zombies, the film adaptation of the 2009 parody novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith. And folks, I’m admitting right here and now, during Snark Week, that I feel conflicted about this movie.
How so? Well, there’s a few reasons…
This is Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy. I am conflicted over whether I should like his floor-length leather coat or point out that it is only, like, 10000% non-historically accurate. Because it is both awesome and not historically accurate. Yes, I am aware this is a movie about zombies, which are also not historically accurate. #SorryNotSorry.
These are two posters for the film featuring Jack Huston as Mr. Wickham and Lena Headey as Lady Catherine de Burgh. I really kind of dislike the fact they went with the “Romeo + Juliet” route for the title. Also, a sexy Lady Catherine??? I am not ok with this.
I am very conflicted about the fact that Lizzie is wearing essentially the exact same prom dress I wore in 1996. Right down to the crappy lace appliqué.
Well, I guess I should feel a little better about the fact that their hair is pulled up. I mean, one needs a practical hairstyle for zombie slaying, after all.
Is that Casa Collection polyester satin? Because I feel very conflicted about the fact that it could be Casa Collection polyester satin. Weirdly, I am less conflicted about the knee-high lace-up Regency combat boots and the thigh-strap knife sheath. Those are badass. And not historically accurate.
I am surprisingly not conflicted about the fact that the Bennet sisters are all shown wearing semi-historical undies. I AM conflicted about the fact that three of the five of them seem to have forgotten their chemises. Of all the sisters, I would have thought Lydia would be the most likely to go sans-chemise… I have been informed that this is not a photo from the film. However, my point still stands: WHERE ARE THE CHEMISES?! FFS.
I am super conflicted about Matt Smith. Not so much because he’s playing Mr. Collins in the movie, just in general. I’ve never been able to get into him as The Doctor.
I am not so conflicted about the fact that costume designer Julian Day researched historically accurate Regency corsets and then paired them with totally non-historically accurate pettipants and elastic garters. No. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD AND ALL THAT IS HOLY, WHERE ARE THE CHEMISES????
I’m conflicted about the weird-ass patterning going on with Lily James’ reddingote in this photo. Also, that collar treatment looks really familiar.
I am definitely feeling conflicted about whether or not Douglas Booth’s eyebrows are on fleek or just disturbing. The more I stare at them, the more uneasy I feel.
So there you have it. I am conflicted. Are you conflicted, too? Let’s be conflicted together!