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(Variety)   Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was alive, then dead, then undead, then dead, is undead once again thanks to Lily Collins   (variety.com) divider line 23
    More: Followup, Lily Collins, Pride and Prejudice, Burr Steers, David O Russell, Elizabeth Bennet, Seth Grahame-Smith, zombies, Natalie Portman  
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2013-05-02 09:09:15 AM  
I've loved zombies since I was a kid, still do, and even I think this is stupid.
 
2013-05-02 09:15:01 AM  
When WWZ bombs like it should, it will be forever dead.
 
2013-05-02 10:53:22 AM  
Wow that sounds like 90 minutes of derp and ass sucking right there....
 
2013-05-02 10:56:58 AM  

moel: Wow that sounds like 90 minutes of derp and ass sucking right there....


With Lily Collins?  I'd buy that for a dollar.  Or ten.

Would do things to her that would make H. P. Lovecraft cringe in terror.
 
2013-05-02 11:01:25 AM  
Are there any books they can just leave alone?

/what do you mean don't watch it? pff
 
2013-05-02 11:25:07 AM  
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2013-05-02 11:36:31 AM  
I'm ok with this. Zombies are dead (heh) anyway. I thought the book was a cute concept, but it was hit or miss in its execution. It was fine as a one-off, but it didn't deserve to launch a mini-genre.
 
2013-05-02 11:43:51 AM  
Read the original book and thought it was crap.

Read this book and thought it was crap, oh wait cool she's killed some zombies, crap again, oh wait zombie killing, oh crap again, oh killed the aunt with shaolin style instead of ninja style, oh crap again, oh more zombies killed.
 
2013-05-02 11:58:07 AM  
24 years old and no nudity?  Fo shame.
 
2013-05-02 12:02:05 PM  
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a better book and made a good fun movie.

It bombed at the box office. What makes people believe this will do any better?!
 
2013-05-02 12:10:39 PM  
Burr Steers sounds like a cowboy themed gay porn stage name.
 
2013-05-02 12:11:01 PM  
The book was fun, but this looks like a snoozefest. Lily Collins? Yawn.
 
2013-05-02 12:13:35 PM  

coeyagi: 24 years old and no nudity?  Fo shame.


I was hoping for Lily Cole. NSFW
 
2013-05-02 12:27:12 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a better book and made a good fun movie.

It bombed at the box office. What makes people believe this will do any better?!


It made a really shiatty movie that was barely connected to the book.

It did have an intentionally hilarious fight scene on the backs of animals made out of 1990s CGI though.
 
2013-05-02 12:27:47 PM  
Unintentionally, oops.
 
2013-05-02 12:56:43 PM  
Oh man, how zany. Will there be references to bacon as well?
 
2013-05-02 12:59:22 PM  
Will it have a Bollywood-esque closing number?
 
2013-05-02 01:09:21 PM  
Oh boy! More zombies! Zombies sure haven't been played out. Nosiree. Can never get enough zombies.

Every book, movie, and tv show needs to be zombie related.

Classical music composers! Get with the program. Two words: Zombie opera.

/in case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic
 
2013-05-02 02:26:21 PM  
Enough with the zombies already. Only self referential nerds playing to each other give a crap anymore. Like the 3 year old you never want to play with they always take it too far.
 
2013-05-02 04:14:11 PM  
Give it to me and I will bury it.
 
2013-05-02 04:43:12 PM  
UNDEAD UNDEAD UNDEAD
 
2013-05-03 01:15:23 AM  

addy2: Enough with the zombies already. Only self referential nerds playing to each other give a crap anymore. Like the 3 year old you never want to play with they always take it too far.


Actually, the primary audience for zombies now is survivalist hicks. Zombies have become a "safe" way to fantasize about a future when they can legally (and "morally") shoot other human beings. Rednecks are buying up zombie targets, zombie pellets, zombie guns, zombie-stopping bullets, and all manner of zombie-themed sporting goods.

They also love that the genre (mostly thanks to the Zombie Survival Guide) is analogous with the whole "prepping" culture.

As I keep saying: Max Brooks made zombies accessible to people who never understood the deeper social commentary in old zombie movies, and turned them into a faceless human-like enemy army that can be slaughtered without remorse. Everything about his books, down to the idea of calling them "Zed", is designed to appeal to survivalist rednecks and armchair soldiers.

I know people are sick of me saying it, but it's true: Max Brooks ruined zombies just as surely as Anne Rice ruined vampires.
 
2013-05-03 09:41:58 AM  

ZeroCorpse: addy2: Enough with the zombies already. Only self referential nerds playing to each other give a crap anymore. Like the 3 year old you never want to play with they always take it too far.

Actually, the primary audience for zombies now is survivalist hicks. Zombies have become a "safe" way to fantasize about a future when they can legally (and "morally") shoot other human beings. Rednecks are buying up zombie targets, zombie pellets, zombie guns, zombie-stopping bullets, and all manner of zombie-themed sporting goods.

They also love that the genre (mostly thanks to the Zombie Survival Guide) is analogous with the whole "prepping" culture.

As I keep saying: Max Brooks made zombies accessible to people who never understood the deeper social commentary in old zombie movies, and turned them into a faceless human-like enemy army that can be slaughtered without remorse. Everything about his books, down to the idea of calling them "Zed", is designed to appeal to survivalist rednecks and armchair soldiers.

I know people are sick of me saying it, but it's true: Max Brooks ruined zombies just as surely as Anne Rice ruined vampires.


So I have prepper chuckleheads to thank for this too? Perfect.
 
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