Monday, 16 February 2015

Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey, as a favor to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana started to realize she wants him, despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian Grey - despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family - Grey is consumed by the need to control everything. 

Who would have imagined that a movie about sex could be so boring? It’s supposed to be a romance, but plays like a long, boring business meeting. I am totally impressed with the tone body and appeal of Jaime Dornan and Dakota Johnson really fits and nailed her character as Anastasia Steel.  But the film doesn’t culminate in anything. It’s a bunch of scenes that end before any kind of satisfying conclusion. I am so disappointed on how they adapt this generation popular erotic novel. The blurred in the sex scenes are acceptable for me but not the treatment that they did in the film. Fifty Shades of Grey is an overlong, repetitive, unsatisfying drama about a physically and emotionally abusive love affair. Hopefully the sequel of the film should something the fans of the book like me will appreciate and celebrate for.

My Verdict:  3/5 

1 comment:

  1. With advance sales of millions of tickets, the movie may be the most review-proof film ever made.