Fifty Shades of Grey – The Verdict.

So today I caught the matinee of Fifty Shades of Grey at my home town cinema complex.  I would have gone last night but it was a sell out.  (There are only two screens at my cinema).  I have read the trilogy of the books, and so I knew pretty much what I was letting myself into.  The hype build up however raised my expectations.  I grabbed my takeaway coffee and packet of  cheese Twisties and joined about fifty other people to watch the film.

I’ll say from the start, I was ready to be immersed in the world that had been brought to life from the book onto the screen.  My hat off to the screenplay writer, since there were none of those toe curling inner monologues, like “Oh myyyy.”  Or…”He awakened my inner goddess.”  The actors I think were well cast, cept Jamie Dornan was not exactly how I imagined Christian Grey.  Oh…he had a great body, and was able to amuse me with his delivery, in fact in a few places you could be mistaken for thinking it was a comedy.  I know I heard the audience laugh in a few times.  My favorite line was;

Anastasia : “What’s a butt plug?”

The sex scenes?  Eh, soft porn to my way of thinking.  But hey, it was not as much as what I had read in the books.

The cinematography was excellent, the sets definitely took me in as I fell in love with Christian’s apartment (though I can’t imagine cleaning it!).  The soundtrack is one that I know I am going to add to my car collection, the songs were well placed and helped set the tone.

To me this was very much a romantic movie of sorts, till you got towards the end – which followed the book to a T.  And yes, I was left sitting there wanting more.  -cheeks flush-   Oh I hope they don’t make us wait another couple of years, with trailers that come out eight or so months before the actual release.  Mind you, I think they will probably release the next one (if it’s made) on the Valentine’s weekend again.

So, what did this razorback give the movie?  3.5 out of 5.



5 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Grey – The Verdict.

  1. I wanted to watch the movie but I felt that (since I did read the first two books and didn’t quite like the third one so stopped) seeing the movie along with all other people would be weird. Call me conservative but I read the book on my phone (ebook format) and even while riding public transportation and on too many occasions I would look around to see if people knew what I was reading.. Reading the first two books seemed to me like a guilty pleasure.. hehe..Like I was literally cheating with my hubby with Christian Grey! Yikes! hehehe..I wrote a post about it too –

    I am not sold with the choice of characters though, for both of them, I didn’t see Christian Grey in Dorman and kinda imagined Christian to be like Matt Bomer and Anastacia in Alexis Bledel so that was the spoiler part for me and the reason why I didn’t want to catch in on screen.

    Since I have read some reviews that the scenes were not too PG as compared to the ones on the books, then I might catch it but possibly on DVD format and with my hubby so I can introduce him to the character I cheated on him with.. hahahhaa…

    Thanks for sharing… I was hoping you’d include videos though. ;-( hehe

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  2. I cannot believe the casting for both Stars!shd be Matt Bommer, Scott Elrod , someone that would send Tingles just a Looking at him. Blake Lively, or someone a Little more exciting to Look at. These two in the picture are fine actors , just not at all what I imagined either of them to Look Like in these roles.

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