My review of the 50 Shades movie – not quite what you expect #50Shades 5


Okay, so I just got home from watching the movie 50 Shades of Grey. You might be wondering why I even went to see it given my disdain reguarding the books – well all of this is explained below….as well as why I think this movie is worth seeing.
First off – I hated the book. I never even got through the first one. 
A: It bored me. 
B: It bored me. 
C: She broke the fanfiction contract anyone who writes and publishes fanfiction signs to not making any money off their fanfiction 
D: She made all the characters who were IN to BDSM psychotic. And she did so little research into it, she had no idea what she was talking about when it came to anything BDSM or D/s related.
Now, that said, I had no hopes for the movie. None at all. This morning, I decided the movie would be so bad, I’d instead write a review of the cinematic quality – you know, from a film making perspective. Only one problem with that.

I fucking loved the film.

I loved both Christian and Anna. Yes, I think sometimes Jamie struggled with his role of Christian – but hey, I think a lot of ‘nilla men would. But from the moment Christian looked Anna in the eye and said, “I don’t make love. I fuck.” I was his. Totally. My fucking kind of man.

You need to look at 50 Shades of Grey not as a movie made from a lousy book that made MILLIONS of dollars. Instead, go looking for a nice romance with quite a few hot scenes.

I do wish Christian had insisted that Anna submit to some aftercare after the 6 whaps with a belt, but…that’s the submissive in me talking.

With the movie, they removed so much of the stuff that bored me into DNF’ing the  book.

My ratings:
Dialogue: 4 stars
Characterization: 5 stars for Anna, 4 stars for Christian
Romance: 5 stars
Hotness factor: 3.5 stars

Over all? A firm 4 star movie. Now I just need to wait until the DVD comes out – hopefully with a director’s cut where they put in all the sexy stuff they took out.

Oh, and one final set of thoughts – Elliot was so not what I expected. Knowing that 50 Shades is a Twilight Fanfic and Elliot was actually Emmett, I was pleasantly surprised at who they cast and how he acted. So much better than the I expected. AND the actress they cast as Christian’s mom? Marcia Harden I will admit I would have first seen as Mrs. Robinson…but after the first shock, I think she did a fantastic job as his mother.

Now, when’s part II coming out?


5 thoughts on “My review of the 50 Shades movie – not quite what you expect #50Shades

  • Etta Stark

    Wow, your review actually surprised me. I thought the film was *exactly* like the book so I would have thought that anyone who was bored by the source material would be just as bored by the adaptation.<br /><br />Personally, I thought it was rubbish. Two stars max. And only because I&#39;ve just decided that my scoring system has an automatic one-star increase for the inclusion of some spanking.<

    • Thianna D

      Nobody was more surprised than me.<br /><br />But I think it was because I decided that morning that I was going to go and just judge the movie and the movie. I took the whole hubbub about the books out of my head and didn&#39;t expect anything. <br /><br />I think expectation is where a lot of people get mucked up with it. I had no expectations other than the fact I was going to go sit for 2

  • Ruth Staunton

    Somehow I just ran across this. I have to say having had the conversations I&#39;ve had with you about the books, I&#39;m stunned that you liked the movie. I&#39;ve sworn not to see the movie, but you almost make me want to reconsider.

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