Friday, 10 February 2017

FIFTY SHADES DARKER

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her. —IMDB

I think FIFTY SHADES DARKER is being misunderstood by most people. For me, it shows how Anastasia begins to assert herself and resist the subservient role that she naively went along with in the first episode. I’ve read one reviewer who was disappointed in the movie because it was bad erotica and complained that it was only rated at MA15+! I completely agree with the criticisms of the Fifty Shades story because it shows abuse of women. It’s one of the worst aspects of the stories. But beneath this, in a completely inadequate way, there is a critique of women being nothing more than sex objects and submissive to men. However, this is not enough to make a good movie. The movie is nice to look at, but the whole thing is pretty boring. There are plot lines that are just dropped into the story without much reason (like a helicopter crash) and characters that are now suddenly introduced that are out to get Ana and Christian with no real development. All very unsatisfying. I was glad the chocolate brownie I had in Gold Class was worth eating.


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