Before you read the review, note that I’ve never read the Fifty Shades books and I probably won’t so I don’t know much about the story except the stuff I hear from friends who are obsessed with Mr.Grey and online articles and memes about it. This being said, I was expecting to watch an erotic romance story which wasn’t the case. The movie was more of a twisted romantic story between a weird rich dude and some college graduate, and it didn’t include that many sex scenes and barely any scene involving bondage and stuff. I am not saying I was eager to watch some BDSM activity but I expected to see more of it based on what I’ve read and heard. Moreover, this whole Mr Dominant thing is quite misleading as Christian Grey is confusing and not as much in control as you’d think he is.
Overall, the movie is dull and is more like a story that never really picks up. The two things I appreciated were Dakota Johnson (Anastasia “Ana” Steele) who’s really hot, and the soundtrack which is quite good. I expect the second part to be less boring so let’s wait and see.
As far as censorship is concerned, the movie is supposed to be 125 minutes but I felt it was a bit shorter than that. I think there are a couple of cut scenes but I can’t confirm that.
All “readers” would agree that reading the books is not reading. They are not good reading material, good literature, good anything. They just have good/detailed descriptions. However, as all “sex professionals” agree, it is too degrading to the role of the submissive in BDSM acts as it portrays them as weak and without control. Not that I’m intp kinly sex but I read so I know enough.
Therefore: bad book with bad portraying of kink… How can you expect a good movie? I’m even shocked it got a 3/5 of rating
I usually give 2 to really bad movies and I wanted to give it a 2.5 but the actress is really good and hot, the soundtrack is great, the filming and scenes are nice, the plot is interesting but badly executed, and the ending is brutal and makes you wanna know what will happen next even if it was boring.
That’s why I kept it as 3.
Okay I had to go watch it to see what you are talking about and I agree about everything.
Putting the book and the read reviews aside, it’s a relaxing Sunday afternoon movie. A bit of an easy to watch romance or rom/com… nothing big, nothing boring in my opinion… Want to know what will happen next? :p (I can turn into a party pooper at times!