Messy, but entertaining. And hey, Niles Crane is in it! The third act is rough and there are a few too many underwhelming twists, but worth watching for David Hyde Pierce's performance, if nothing else.
Was that it?
Well-acted and beautifully shot. There's an interesting mystery at the heart of it all that never goes anywhere, which is fine I guess. And then there's some basic commentary on toxic masculinity. But "test of manhood of almost mythic proportions"?
Did I miss something? I haven't been this frustrated by a film in a while.
I haven't read or watched Pride and Prejudice, so I came into this without any real expectations about the characters or story. Which is probably for the best, because I suspect Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy were done dirty here. Especially Mr. Darcy, who wears a (p)leather trench coat, wields a katana, and would probably wear a fedora if it wasn't the 18th century. The romance, obviously, did nothing for me.
I actually kind of liked the way zombies were…