Mar 15, 2017

My Short (And Late) Review About Fifty Shades Darker

I'm not a huge fan of the franchise. I haven't read the books. And like the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, I watched the movie because my sister is a fan, she read all the books (which are displayed in a cabinet in our living room) and she didn't want to watch it with her fiancé.

My usual theater to go didn't play it, even the first movie, due to its R-18 rating so me and my sister had to watch it in one of the cinemas that is screening the movie. I had to take a cab since I was running late but I'm glad my sister was able to purchase tickets ahead.

After watching the film, I think I liked it. I mean, for me, it was way better than the first one because I can see that there is love. I didn't see love in Fifty Shades of Grey however, I am happy to see it in Fifty Shades Darker. Another thing I like is that part when the couple Ana and Christian have a conflict which was about Ana going to NYC with her boss and Christian didn't want her to go and they compromised by just talking it over. You see, I believe that in a relationship, if there are conflicts or problems, you need to talk it over with your partner and not just decide on your own. I think this was the most important lesson in the movie about relationships. I also liked the cute jokes they had like Christian's new favorite ice cream flavor and Ana's comment on Christian's tying skills on his yacht. The R-18 parts were bearable since they cut the scenes short but may not be for the faint-hearted. You must be open-minded when watching a film like this so that it won't disturb you.

Overall, the movie was great. It's a cliché story however the characters where interesting especially Christian because we don't see a guy like him often in the movies. I will most likely watch the third film just because I want to know how it ends. I recommend the film for open-minded and mature people only. Of course, 18+ age is a default requirement.