Title: Fifty Shades of Grey
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Studio: Universal Pictures
Rated: R (For strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language)
The movie does give us glimpses as to why he wants this so much, but the ideas aren't explored. Maybe that's what the sequels are for? Anyway, it's interesting to watch a movie that is being sold on its sex scenes, and ultimately those scenes just make you feel dirty as you watch them. Dumb as a brick Ana may be, but she is a nice girl. It's not fun to watch this woman basically be abused and raped for this man's sick perversions, which makes these sex scenes so terrible to watch regardless how graphic they may or may not be. The climax of the film (ho ho) involves an act so evil, makes the characters recoil so much, that it was hard to figure out what the point of the movie was in the long run. Basically, Christian has some serious choices to make later on down the road.
Before I end this review I do want to take a moment to ask what the point of feminism is these days. I don't want to get too political here, but how effective can you honestly say this movement is when this, “Twilight,” and Miley Cyrus keep becoming cultural phenomenon's? Doesn't the movement exist to stop atrocities like these from becoming popular (or at the very least embraced)? If the movement was working at all, my review of “Fifty Shades of Grey” would have been completely unnecessary because it wouldn't be popular enough for this movie to exist in the first place. Oh, and on a final note, I'm not sure what executive decided this would be a good movie to format on IMAX over “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” but I think they should have their yearly performance evaluation moved up just a little bit early this year, for these are not images that improve the bigger they get (I know that sounds like an innuendo, but it's not).