Friday, February 20, 2015

Movie Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Before you start reading my review, I do not support sexual assault, rape, or mental and physical abuse. Just because a person chooses to read a certain novel or watch a certain movie does not mean that a person supports these negative claims. I have only one thing to say to those that choose to say these things, and I will put it in quotes for you all. "If you don't want to read it, if you don't want to watch it, or even hear it, then don't go judging people for wanting to know (1) what the hype is all about, (2) find out why this is a successful series, and (3) read/watch it yourself because you want to know what has gotten this certain book/movie crazed reviews and torn options." 

To each their own. Don't go judging people just because you, personally, do not like it. 

Now let's talk about the review!


Fifty Shades of Grey is a novel written by El James, which originally started as Twilight fan-fiction, that ultimately was about a dominant billionaire named Christian Grey and a young naive college student named Anastasia Steele. The relationship between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele quickly escalates, which later leads to Grey asking Steele to sign a contract to become a 'submissive'. Did I mention she's a virgin....

The movie soundtrack was beautifully put together and I enjoyed listening to all the amazing artists on there. But the movie on the other hand was alright. The chemistry and/or attraction was basically nonexistent between the main protagonist, Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson), and her love interest, Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan).  I have to admit, this movie made me laugh hysterically in the theaters....kinda awkward when dozens of people are staring at you thinking you are crazy.   Oh well! :)

The movie had horrible dialogue, the actors were not properly chosen (no chemistry, awkward banter, and most of all THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS!!!!), the script was not up to standards that I would have wanted it to be, and every sex scene was just......[no words to describe what I went through].

It was so crazy similar to Twilight that I found myself comparing the two countless times. But that truly wasn't fair because at least Twilight had some other hook to keep you watching (vampires v.s. werewolves, countless villains, and a severely forced love triangle that we all knew would end up with Bella picking Edward...sorry for the spoiler but you should have known by now). I mean come on! Their only hook was SEX!!!

The movie was Twilight with sex, different names, and no supernatural beings. If you are into light porn or just feel completed bored and want to watch at least something, well then this movie is for you! Otherwise, it is a waste of money that will leave you shaking your head wondering how far in life you had to come to actually go to the movie theaters to watch this.

Out of 5 stars, I gave this a 2.5
The reason behind this decision is due to the fact that at least it made me laugh in the beginning...that and the fact that at least it was slightly entertaining (when it didn't have constant sex scenes).