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Fifty Shades Darker (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Fifty Shades Darker
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: James Foley
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson
About: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUnylyz5mqQ

My Review:
Having liked the books when I first read them years ago and having seen the first Fifty Shades movie when it first came out I thought I would check out Fifty Shades Darker especially with it having been Valentines Day yesterday.

I think that this film is good in showing how much Christian is willing to change for Anastasia to be the man in which she wants him to be even though she knows she will never be the woman in which he needs. I also think that by showing the person in which groomed Christian is a good thing to see as the audience is able to see how that changed him as a person but also how she is still part of Christian's lifestyle in which Anastasia doesn't agree with. By having one of Chistian's old submissive partners stalking Anastasia and trying to get Christian back is something in which I think needed to be seen as it showed the dominance in which Christian had over his previous partners and how different he is with Anastasia in comparison. Having the new boss also trying to make sexual advances onto Anastasia is something which isn't great to watch and I feel isn't done in a way to make him feel much like a threat which I feel could have made him a worse person than what he is already shown as. Not only this but by having him fired and at the ending seeing that he is looking for revenge is something in which I think is a good way of making the audience want to see the final part of the Fifty Shades trilogy. The soundtrack to this movie is something in which I do think is a highlight for this film and went well with the moods within the movie.

However, the acting within this movie felt like it had no emotion and the actors didn't seem to have chemistry in which was needed for this film. I thought that this ruined some of the things in the movie in which should have made the audience have more feeling for the characters such as when Christian goes missing and how the the old submissive is trying to get Christian back and the way in which she is going about it. I do feel that if the acting was more connected to the movie then it would have made it a lot better for the viewer. It also annoyed me that Anastasia just seemed to agree with Christian all of the time and after saying she didn't want to do something would do it a moment later like she didn't know how to be her own person. I also thought that some of the camera angels and changes seemed really robotic and didn't make me feel annoyed with some of the changes and made this feel like an amateur movie at times. Fifty Shades Freed also didn't have the best of scripts and some of the dialogue seemed very lacking which made it a lot harder to connect to the characters and the movie as a whole.

Overall, I do think that this film was okay to watch but it could have been a lot better. I would recommend this film to those who liked the books by E.L. James and those who are looking for an erotica style movie which isn't porn. I would watch this movie again however this isn't something in which I would be able to watch all of the time.

My Rating: 3/5 

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