Just try re-imagining Austen’s classic of English manners by adding schools of terrifying fish, sharks, and the occasional sea serpent. “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters” is all of that and then some. It feels somewhat like a new story–a richer and more fantastic version of what Jane Austen originally wrote.
Mr. Dashwood meets an untimely demise at the jaws of a hammerhead shark, and his daughters Elinor and Marianne are sent to Pestilent Isle to live. Elinor falls for Edward Ferrars, who is engaged to Lucy Steele, one of the book’s liveliest villains. Marianne, meanwhile, finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Colonel Brandon, who resembles the Davy Jones character from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.