This Valentine’s Day comes the sequel to 50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades Darker as an addition to the erotic trilogy set.
The story begins shortly after the events of the first movie where Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) part. However, those who were expecting the same fiery passionate scenes as its prequel will be sorely disappointed to find out how bland the movie begins and that it lacks the same charismatic fire. Now, not saying that 50 Shades of Grey was a superb movie by any means, but it had a certain ambitious touch about it that made it amusing and fun to watch despite bordering on the ridiculous.
It’s quite clear that the mood of this movie is supposed to be more settled. Refining the trilogy of the story as we know that Grey and Anastasia are meant to end up together as is destined with all cliche romances. But the uneventful and drab scenes suck the energy out of you because they provide no purpose. We learn no more about Anastasia in this movie than the fact that six hard spanks is her limit when it comes to kinky fetish fun.
It’s not that there were high expectations for the movie in the first place, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who thinks that we were disappointed in the lack of titillating scenes which the trailers seemed to falsely promise. Perhaps the bar of expectation was already set too high (no pun intended for those who have watched), even for this movie when the first one also suffered being critically panned. Here’s hoping that Fifty Shades Freed won’t wallow in the same self-pity and disappointment.
Nonetheless, neither the contents of the film nor the (un)intentional comedic relief will deter audiences from missing out on the legacy of this must see trilogy.
The film is now playing.