Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Critic Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.
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Critic Reviews for Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey delivers, however ponderously, on its promise of pop transgressiveness.
This is a wannabe tragedy (with whips) about the knightly failure to commit to the maiden's romantic narrative.
Ultimately, Fifty Shades of Grey spends two hours describing a relationship that is bound to fail and doesn't even seem all that fun while it's occurring.
Fortunately the two leads have real chemistry. Dornan makes Christian less creepy and more angsty than on the page and Johnson brings a surprising depth to Anastasia. They also know how to play certain scenes for laughs, making the film come alive.
Let's talk about Dakota Johnson... she's the perfect blend of innocence and confidence; a stealthy heart-breaker who at first comes across as mousey and innocent, but suddenly and convincingly becomes confident and coquettish.
Audience Reviews for Fifty Shades of Grey
Though the depiction of a BDSM relationship as solely abusive is ridiculous, and the characters are bland cardboard cutouts, some of this I actually enjoyed. It makes fun of itself occasionally and can actually warrant a laugh. Visually this film is pretty well shot, with balanced, eye catching frames, and beautiful visuals of the Seattle landscape. The soundtrack and songs were really tonally perfect, though I didn't see the film as a love story so much as an off-balance depiction of an already degraded and misunderstood group of people.
Firstly I'm not quite sure how I feel about the movie. In all honesty I have read the book and I can safely say the movie is far more toned down and hence more compelling to watch than it was to read, yet I felt like the sex scenes were never quite sexy just really awkward. And hence my confusion with this movie because when its not showing a sex scene the movie was actually quite comedic and Dakota Johnson kills it adding far more layers to the one-dimensional Ana of the book. Jamie Dornan on the other hand can be quite wooden (pun not intended, okay maybe it was HA) and doesn't necessarily catch the tortured soul of Christian Grey. I mean lets be honest here the books are complete shit so there's not much working for the movie from the beginning and secondary characters are given about a minute's screen time each and hence totally underutilised. It's beautifully shot and well-lit and props to the actors for being comfortable to strip down next to nothing but the movie lacks substance and doesn't explore the psychology of BDSM culture. In summation I think Dakota Johnson was the highlight of this film and I hope she finds better work as she has the acting chops. This review feels awkward sorry. 2/5
An infinitely more sexist version of Twilight, only with BDSM (or the ridiculous, twisted idea that E. L. James has of it) in lieu of vampirism but, of course, with another low-self-esteem "heroine" and a gorgeous, domineering and overcontrolling stalker as her phallic object of desire.
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