Pride and Prejudice and Zombies releases in theaters today, and my fangirl heart is all aflutter.
One would never have expected that something as perfect as Jane Austen's most beloved characters could get any better. But then one never thought to add zombies, did one?
I haven't read the book yet (I know, shame on me) but I'm feeling pretty confident that this is going to be the most magnificent thing since Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer. Which, to be clear, as some people seem to be confused about this, was truly magnificent.
But in case you need further persuation, and because I need an outlet for my geeking, here are the top 10 things I'm looking forward to in Pride and Prejudice and Zombie.
1. Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet
Girl crushed it in Downton Abbey, and again in Cinderella. Elizabeth Bennet is right in her sweet spot, and it’s clear from the trailer that Lily’s got her sword-wielding moves down, too.
2. Maybe Lydia will finally get what she’s always deserved.
By which I mean that she will DIE. She will die a terrible, violent zombie-attack death. Stop looking at me like that, you know it's true. She’s seriously terrible.
3. Sweet, gentle Mr. Bingley is wielding a huuuge gun.
No doubt to nobly protect his true love with, like the gentleman that he is. Something tells me he’s got some fight in him, for the right cause.
Not that Jane needs protecting, of course …
4. Because “my daughters are trained for battle, sir. Not the kitchen.”
Mr. Bennett continues his dismissive attitude toward society in general, regardless of what new monsters have started popping up. Boys? Whatever. Rich people? Meh. Zombies? Shrug.
5. Nothing forces a couple to work through their issues faster than an apocalypse.
The only thing that could make Elizabeth and Darcy’s epic battle of wits better is an actual battle.
6. Which is mightier, pen or sword? Finally, an answer.
Though I suspect it may not actually matter too much, as long as it can pierce through a rotting skull.
7. Regency Apocolyptic is the new Victorian Goth.
Just go with it.
8. Charlotte was absolutely made for this
This girl has always been a practically-minded survivalist. I’m pretty sure that any woman who can so bravely take on Mr. Collins—and so sure-handedly manage his eccentricities—is a girl who can keep her cool as a zombie approaches. #Entourage.
9. Who doesn’t love a heavy-handed metaphor?
Add a generous dose of camp, mix in some gorey monsters, and you’ve got me hooked. You think I’m being snarky, but I’m dead serious.
10. Holy crap, was that Lena Headey?
Did you guys catch that? It was. It was totally Queen Cersei. With an eyepatch. Turns out she plays Lady Catherine de Bourgh, staying true to what she does better than anyone—being the baddest bitch in the room.