Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
This was not a good film.
So much average
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
The biggest problem with this movie is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
If you've read the book, this movie does not do it justice. If you just watch the film, you'll wonder what the hype was all about. Disappointing. The storyline is significantly different than the book. Not sure why they keep making these movies.
I don't even know where to begin with this monstrosity. The script and plots are written and thrown together in such a way that it seems like someone read the book and tried to write down some of those events for the script. Then they expected that you must have also read the book also so it will make sense to you. Newsflash. This movie is so poorly written and thrown together you won't have the first clue. The events are so far fetched when they a thrown in there that you can't being to take them seriously. Let's start with Christian Grey himself. He's supposedly around 21 and a billionaire. Even without talking, he doesn't even begin to be oozing power or importance when he walks into a room. And 21? I don't think so. Then we have Anastasia who is very unattractive and plain. Yet her boss corners her because he is just wanting to have sex with her "so bad." If that wasn't enough they have the boss saying very cringy comments like, "I can make you *** better than your bf can." LOL It was like something from a bad porn. Then she goes home and Christian has him fired. That's the end of it. All within a span of a minute. No build up to the event and not acknowledgement when a solution was found. Very insignificant presentation. If the writers didn't care that much about the event why should we?Then this weird chic breaks into her apartment who is Christian's ex. Again this scene only lasts a minute. No importance no real point other than it's just another event thrown in to take up some time. This events supposedly take place same day. lol Not buying it. Then Christian's helicopter goes down. Suddenly they are at his apartment worried and it's already on the news. After 30 seconds they announce he has been found and he walks into the door. Again this entire scene of events is a minute or two a most. In between all this you have some cringy sex scenes and some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Please at least make sure the actors have chemistry before putting them to bed together. It's awful. And yes I've seen tons of B movies. Was the director even there during filming? Even Kim Basinger's acting was horrendous like they did it all in one quick take without knowing the lines beforehand. It's just a bunch of B- acting, no chemistry characters, and random, unbelievable, and pointless events thrown together. I guess the real point is supposed to be their awkward relationship, but there is no dialogue really to support that only some bad sex scenes. The last movie started with him claiming he didn't want a relationship and then suddenly in this one he's changed his mind overnight with no hints, no warning, no dialogue? I've just never in all of my life seen something so random and cringy
Even if this sounds super pretentious, I think it wasn't that hard to make this a good movie. Put some kind of meta-level in there, don't take yourself so serious in every scene of this movie (there are times in this movie where the serious tone was right but so many scenes could have been a little bit more lighthearted and not so try hard heavy) and have "better" music, so this doesn't look like a music video (I'm looking at you, boat scene).
Everyone likes to dump on this movie. Many of the references are from the first. I think people forget the dynamic. The movie is supposed to be about somebody very damaged and somebody not so damaged falling in love. Not a difficult concept. Yes, its kinda weird. Yes, I do wish that the script was 1000 times better. All in all, I've seen Adam Sandler movies that were much worse than this movie. I think the script for The Last Airbender was worse than this. I thought that this movie was actually a little refreshing after the last. Though, the last movie seemed to have a better script.