Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Zombies, Van

This is a late post. For some reason, I never wrote up the two movies we saw on February 11 until March 10. Now dropped back in time to where it belongs.

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is the most serious zombie movie that I have actually enjoyed to date. It is still a SILLY movie, but the silliness is in the conception, not in the execution, which is ALMOST deadpan. Almost. I have gotten the impression that both of this movies natural constituencies dislike it; Jane Austen fans don't like zombies, and zombie fans are not very fond of Regency Romance. Dementia and I can't take zombies OR Regency Romance very seriously, but are familiar with both genres, and enjoyed this movie (except for the stupid "Gotcha" ending) a great deal.

"The Lady in the Van" was marketed as a comedy, at least in the United States (it is really a slice of life, and only occasionally funny); the story was better known in the UK, and probably more or less sold itself. The story is mostly true and more than a little bizarre. We didn't exactly dislike the movie, but we didn't enjoy it much either.

Uncle Hyena
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