I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Review


We get the second part of the Grey series and find out how Christian Grey is battling his demons and how Ana must deal with the women in his past.

In all honesty I could not really remember much about the first film, which I guess was not a total bad thing. I had read this book as well I stopped a few chapters into the third one, this was when they were first released. I wasn’t really convinced about seeing the film but thought I might as well have an opinion on it and see if it was as bad as I expected.

When a film gets an unreal amount of women to the cinema (who don’t usually attended) you have to be wondering exactly how the film is going to be. You know this series, Twilight and as much as it pains me to say this one but Sex and the City. They are made for women who apparently want sex and love on-screen. This one is no different, it actually makes me very sad how much it has already made at the box office in only five days when incredible films have been taken off so this can have many screenings.

Anyway about the film it moves at a rather slow pace as in all honesty it doesn’t really have enough plot for a full film. A thirty minute soap drama would probably be more appropriate. The books are very badly written and those lines that are taken directly from it to the dialogue for the film are then awful on-screen. I am not blaming Dakota Johnson as she really does not have a lot to work with, some of the things she has to say or whisper/mumble are just awful. Must be really difficult to do some of them they are seriously that bad.

Ana cannot deal with the women in his past, former subs and the woman who started him off down the pretty sadistic road Elena. They have a couple of exchanges which are pretty hilarious in all honesty especially when we see how plastic Kim Basinger is now looking.

Christian is trying to fight his demons and opens up a little bit more about his past. Aww isn’t that quite nice that she really has started to change him though? Hmm well not really considering he won’t actually let her do anything or go anywhere without his permission which he won’t actually give. Not really a Prince Charming and relationship anyone should be aiming for!

Yes, we get quite a lot of sex scenes but they are really no different to what we have seen and been used to in films for years. Some of them don’t really fit in very well and it seems it gets to the point, oh actually we need a sex scene in here. Pretty impressive that they manage to do them most of the time without full nudity. Although I will admit that just one of the scenes was pretty hot, I think it was actually the last one! Maybe I was just sensing it was nearly over.

Quite remarkable that something from Twilight fan fiction is still going and we are getting a third film out of a very dull story. That I refuse to call a love story as it really isn’t something you would want to happen to you!


20 responses

  1. Sounds awful!

    February 16, 2017 at 8:41 am

    • Caz

      Sure is!

      February 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

      • A film based on an awful book is always going to be bad, but somehow people love it.

        February 16, 2017 at 10:22 am

        • Caz

          Yeah! A controlling relationship is not a love story!

          February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am

          • It is more like 9 1/2 weeks with no style lol

            February 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

          • Caz

            I still need to watch that one!

            February 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    • Grow up

      Nearly not as awful as you are, but I’m sure somebody out there still likes you. Or not? And that’s why you’re like this? Oh, that fragile male ego!

      February 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      • Crybaby Killer

        $10 says you’re an overweight woman who still thinks dying her hair is “hip” or some sad teenager not yet old enough to buy her own dildos.

        February 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm

  2. It’s even more sad on a skewed level of relationships and how they’re portrayed, it’s all so empty really. And, as you say, what’s even more worrying is the amount of people who go to see it who wouldn’t really.

    I haven’t even got to the money that’s wasted on these things when there’s so much good independent stuff trying to get out.

    February 16, 2017 at 9:22 am

    • Caz

      Yeah totally agree with you! I feel I may need to write a blog post about the relationship and inappropriate especially for young women to be watching!

      February 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

      • Grow up

        Ooh, aren’t you a saint! Y’all are going on and on about “control”. You know what, young ladies can very well decide for themselves what to watch without your fake worry.

        February 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    • Grow up

      Baaa, baaaa! You’re a sheep. Sorry, no offense to actual sheep.

      February 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      • Haha, what does that even MEAN? You also realise sheep can’t read, so they probably wouldn’t take offence.

        February 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

  3. Haven’t seen the films nor really care to. I guess the only good thing about the film is that it brings the subject of BDSM to the public rather than being only known by people in that lifestyle. But, I’ve heard that they still don’t portray that correctly in the film.

    February 16, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    • Caz

      Yeah it is just criticised from all different areas really!

      February 16, 2017 at 8:43 pm

  4. gibra9948

    So I’m guessing this won’t be your film of the month!!

    February 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    • Caz

      Haha not at all!

      February 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm

  5. Grow up

    Sometimes you should go against your own advice and NOT go to the movies. If you’re going for the sole purpose of moaning and whining, just stay on the couch and figure out how to get a life.

    February 16, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    • Crybaby Killer

      Is that not what you are doing to their review? How about going out and getting a real relationship so you wouldn’t have to rely on fictional characters to portray your sad fantasties? 😁

      February 17, 2017 at 7:20 pm

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