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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

The movie came out back in February this year, and I just finished reading the book. (You can check out my review here.) I watched the movie when it first came out with my sister, before reading the book, shame I know. Honestly, I really enjoyed the movie more than the book.  And that doesn’t happen often.

I already wrote a long blog post on my views on the book so I won’t reiterate them here. Long story short, I thought the book was very long winded and just mediocre. (I gave it 3 stars and I think that was very liberal).

The movie on the other hand I quite enjoyed.

The book and movie followed each other pretty much until Elizabeth goes to Rosings. After that the book follows the same timeline as PP and the movie goes in a completely different direction with snippets of the original throughout. One similarity in the book and movie, that I wish was fixed in the movie, was the awkward dialogue. In the book there was many awkward conversations just randomly placed in the story. In the movie, the really big one I noticed was after the fight scene at the first ball when Darcy was speaking to Bingley about Elizabeth. It just felt very stalkerish and out of place. At least for the movie, I wasn’t constantly checking the time to see when it will be over.

I am not a fan of Mr. Collins, in PP or PPZ or even in the movie adaptations, but in this movie version I couldn’t get enough! I loved Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, I don’t know why but I do. (And no, I am not a fan of Doctor Who. Sorry.)

I could go on and on, but there is no fun in that. I suggest save yourself some time and just watch the movie instead of reading the book. I hardly ever make that recommendation, and whereas the movie wasn’t great, it was 10 times better than the book.

Have you read and/or watched the movie? What did you think?

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Me Before You Book vs. Movie

Yesterday, I finally saw the Me Before You movie! I read the book a few weeks ago, so you can check out my review of it here.

I was fairly pleased that they kept most of the book in the movie. There was obviously some differences, but it wasn’t that big of a deal (at least to me). The main differences that I noticed were; one-Will’s sister was absent from the movie,  two- Will’s fathers affair was nonexistent, and a few others that I’ll mention below.

What did bother me was the fact that Patrick wasn’t as present in the movie as in the book. That could be because I really really like Matthew Lewis. Okay, you caught me, it’s because he was in Harry Potter <3. In the book, Patrick was not just a class A jerk but he really only noticed Lou when Will got between them. Sure, they dated for a long time, but it was as if he got comfortable in their relationship and just took it for granted. In the movie, Patrick was still a jerk, but it seemed as if he was more oblivious to what was going on and just wanted to run. I could go on, but since he was barely in the film there isn’t much else I can compare. Except, that I wish Neville (sorry I mean Patrick) had more screen time just so I could look at him!

Sam Claflin was an amazing Will! He did a fantastic job and I wouldn’t have wanted to see anyone else in that role.

Alright, now on to Lou. I expected some crazy outfits, but this was over the top.  I know she was going for artsy, but this was…I don’t even know how to describe it. It was the like costume department just bought every item that they liked in a thrift store, and threw it on her. Being out there is one thing, but at least match your colors or something. Also, I realized that the movie left out a big aspect of Lou’s past. I won’t ruin it for people who haven’t read the book, but a life event happened near the castle and Lou didn’t like going near it. In the movie, she had no problems and they never mentioned it. I thought that that particular scene in the book helped solidify Will and Lou’s relationship. He was able to understand her in a new light, and help her get over the past so that she could grow beyond it. But alas, that was not to be in the movie. I also liked the fact that everyone in the movie wasn’t as mean to Lou as they were in the books. In the books, I felt so bad for her I just wanted her to run away from her family and never look back.

Overall, I think I enjoyed the movie a little bit more than the book. The acting was great, and I love the cast.

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Which version did you like better, the movie or the book?