Fifty Shades Darker

“I kinda wanted to skip this blog post so that I wouldn’t have to admit that I watched this movie. The one friend I confided my plans to asked me after “”So how was it?”” After initially stalling, I replied with “”My relationship with the movie is about as complicated as the relationship in the movie””.

I honestly don’t know why I’m drawn to this franchise. We all know I don’t go in for romantic films. I saw it classified somewhere as an erotic thriller, and I am all about thrillers, so maybe that’s part of it? The “”Curious?”” tagline from the first was a big part of what drew me in then. This time, I knew it was supposed to be bad, but I still wanted to go. I wasn’t even sure what kind of bad I was hoping for, if maybe I thought it’d be that so-bad-its-good-for-the-wrong-reasons sort of film or what. Although even if I can stick with the movies, I’m fairly positive I could never get thru the amateurish writing style of the book. I ultimately justified going because I was able to get a crazy cheap ticket. I mean, I kinda had to at that point, yeah?

I still have the problem of “”how are these two so in love if they hardly know each other”” but I could more easily get past that since we’d at least established the relationship in the first movie. And I did really appreciate how much more self aware Ana is now, and strong willed in knowing what she will and won’t put up with. Christian’s psychology is still a bit of a stretch, but at least there was more exploration into his past instead of just firmly stating that he’s wired that way.

There’s so much of it that’s still kinda laughable and cheesy, but if I’m only rarely gonna watch a movie like this, I can deal with it. I certainly much prefer the darker (no pun intended) tone you get here than the overly cheery romcom vibe that I avoid at all costs. Whether or not anyone else should see this, I feel like it’s one of those that you’d decide on your own, independently of my lowly opinion. But maybe only go if you too can get a crazy cheap ticket.

Fifty Shades Darker – \m/ \m/ \n”

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