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.