So it has been well over a month since the-highly-anticipated-much-awaited, first installment of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, 50 Shades of Grey. There were many mixed reviews to the release of this movie with some calling it 'mommy-porn', others dubbing it 'bad' and 'un-religious' or whatever they were calling it.
Okay hold up, let me just say this, 50 Shades of Grey is not the first and probably won't be the last of its kind. Erotica has been around for a very long time. I'm talking before the 18th Century. So why such a buzz on 50 Shades of Grey? Growing up, I didn't read a lota erotica because that wasn't my kind of thing. I was more into scary stories and fantasies, (well 50S is a fantasy on its own) and adventure.
October 2013, my cousin introduced me to the compelling; dull; unstimulating; unnerving world of Anastasia Steele and the unholy; abominable Christian Grey. Why did you do it girl... whyyyyy??? You have awoken my 'inner Goddess' hahaha.
Reading the book then watching the movie was a whole new ball game. It seems like not much thought was put into capturing the entire story as it is in the book. If you were watching the movie and have never read the book, you wouldn't understand what was happening. Take Wanda for instance (that's Ana's blue beetle by-the-way), you didn't even know she named it unless you read the book. While watching the movie, I waited to see how the conflict between Ana and her inner Goddess and Subconscious would turn out, but it wasn't there... where did that go? Or was the budget too low to include it?
On to the characters, oooh my gahd, Eloise Mumford as Kate? Noooo. Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey? Noooo. Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey? I'm still getting used to that, it hasn't sunk in yet. Dakota Johnson as our leading lady Anastasia Steele, I have to admit, at first I didn't quite like her, but to me, she's the only one who actually got into her role and gave us that timid, dull, boring, under-dressed-for-an-interview-with-a-billionaire kinda girl. And as for the other characters, they were fine by me.
Everything else in the movie was spot on, like Grey Enterprises Holding Inc. the cars; the apartments; Charlie Tango; the secretary and other 'blondes', in fact the entire ambiance.
For Fifty Shades Darker, extra effort needs to be put in to make it better than the first or else it will be a huge flop. I've already got friends saying they aren't going to watch it because the first was a disappointment.
- Story line- 7/10 (it was not just about the hanky-panky)
- Character cast- 5/10 (they should've listened to the audience)
- Ambiance- 8/10
- Overall- 6/10
At this point, I can't really say I'm looking forward to the sequel. And I suggest that you read the books before watching the movies so that you like you know what's happening.
That's all from me until my next blog... mwahugs