I am not a Fifty Shades Protester but I can see their point. I have interviewed many women who have been victims of domestic abuse and this series falls into the lines of what they say getting them back into such relationships. "He's a good man deep down and I know my love can change him." This is a really sad message to be sending to women, I really don't consider this female empowerment but consider it something closer to female enslavement, maybe Pat Robertson's description of "Pornogracy" serves it best. Of course the plot aside, we have to go into the particulars of the film. This was probably one of the most boring films I have seen hands down. I have not seen a film that had literally had me falling asleep since Il Postino and that film had something this one did not, good acting and writing. Though Dakota Johnson did a great job the rest of the cast was kind of phoning it in, especially our Christian Grey. He didn't come across as charming in the slightest but as an incredibly creepy stalker trying poorly to masquerade as a human being. The dialogue was taken directly out of the books so I really can't fault them for the god awful scripts but lines like "I don't make love I @$#$!...Hard!" I mean really?! I have heard the director is leaving due to the author getting too involved in the process but one can't help but think that our creepy stalker guy's direction could be a way she hoped to sabotage this venture. I don't feel it worked. This movie did show a lot of nipple and if you like staring at Dakota Johnson's chest then you will probably enjoy at least that part of the movie. Other than shirtless scenes I really don't see what is sexy about this film I mean the soft core porn on cinemax had more class than this and the characters had a lot more chemistry. Their love is not that believable. It is starting to come across by the end that she is the one obsessed with him and Mr. Grey is just a piece of rock salt.
This movie is nothing special but then again what can one expect from a fan fiction based of the Twilight Movies (yeah not the books). Enjoy your obsession ladies I am just hoping that they are not planning on splitting the final book into two movies so I will only be seeing three of these creep shows.
Art Value: 2/10 (Dakota Johnson this 2 is for you as your job on this kept it from being a 1)
Entertainment Value: 2/10 (As it is sooo popular I can't give it a 1 so I give this for all those who would say "you aren't a woman so you can't understand")
Total Rating: 2/10