‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Review

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Film Review

The shady erotic-romance book turned film that’s probably the most talked about Valentine movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey” bears it all in the first installment of the recently announced franchise. Read on for the full details of this movie review.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Synopsis


The story follows the journey of an innocent, young woman named Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) as she was forced to conduct an important interview on her best friend Kate’s (Eloise Mumford) stead. She meets and interviews the very intimidating, highly successful and extremely good looking bachelor named Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc. It is there, with him, that she begins to experience different kind of sensations that are totally new to her, and unbeknownst to her, he was feeling it too. Alas, the interview was over, and just when the two of them think it was all said and done as the elevator door closes to separate them, their growing attraction for each other would bring them closer and will open Anastasia into a kind of kinky-sexy, love affair.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” Review

Receiving an initial rating of 59 percent in Rotten Tomatoes, “Fifty Shades of Grey” garnered a mixture of good to ridiculous praises from recognized film critics. However, all of them seem to agree that the film turned out to be a better presentation compared to how its original narrative, the novel, was.

The book to movie depiction is one thing, and it seems that both actors nailed their parts. According to Sheri Linden of The Hollywood Reporter, the film was definitely made to please its viewers “the filmmakers submit without hesitation to the bold yet hokey source material, with leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson breathing a crucial third dimension into cutout characters.”

Another reviewer from The Wrap, Inkoo Kang, also highlighted the same aspects of the film.

“The stylish and mostly satisfying film will be [a blockbuster], and deservedly so. Starring a vivacious Dakota Johnson and a game Jamie Dornan, Taylor-Johnson’s erotic romance is a skillful distillation of James’ first book,” wrote Kang.

Despite the positive reviews that came from such critics who managed to see the good in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” there are also those who see it to be utterly ridiculous and just lacking of its promised content. Rodrigo Perez of The Playlist explained how the film is depressing and as embarrassing, especially with the way it aims to depict the “the quality and state of mainstream modern romance today.”

Indeed, the film was glazed with enticing materials, at the same time it was burdened with ridiculous notions. Those are actually pretty normal reactions once you plaster a film that is bordered on eroticism in the big screen. “Fifty Shades of Grey” will have to be the most sensational sexual material that will be shown in theaters worldwide, and it would seem that it will continue to be so given that each of the books in the lubricious series was recently granted a movie deal.

In the end, “Fifty Shades of Grey” contains the sexy materials that the book had, with definite visual presentations. Lots of steamy and urges soothing scenes but it truly depends on the viewer’s perception whether it is truly enticing or just plain ridiculous.


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