Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

And frustration

Jane Austen’s Bennet sisters are now a posse of empowered, kick-ass, zombie-slaying she-warriors who nonetheless remain flutteringly focused on finding suitable husbands. It’s a one-joke genre-mashup whose novelty works for about half an hour. Only intermittently funny, not scary, very loud and totally surprise-free. (Plus: Lily James, from Cinderella, as the headstrong Elizabeth.) I liked it more than I thought I would, but I didn’t expect to like it at all. Should have been a lot more fun. Frustrating because it’s well acted and made by clearly smart people who could’ve aimed a bit higher. (108 min)