Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) looks to draw Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life but the only way he'll return to him is if there is a new arrangement in their relationship. As the two rebuild their relationship, former figures from Christian's life come into play, creating new problems.
What makes the film even more unbearable is how terrible these characters are in the film. Everyone with any focus on them is just an awful person and none more so than Christian Grey. The character is a pretty awful person and is so especially to Anastasia, the one he supposedly loves. You can have flawed characters for sure but Grey is awful in all aspects and when he is the protagonist and I guess a "good guy", it's almost impossible to root for him or want to like him at all. I guess that it shows that you can be good looking and people will still adore you no matter you do. Dakota Johnson's character Anastasia seems to be a fairly clever person but it doesn't make sense to why she's with Christian. The film constantly shows him going against what she says and there's no reason for him to stay, the only thing is that he's good looking. And is this really the kind of message that you want to send out to a female dominated audience? Is this the ideal situation for those looking for a lover? Johnson's performance as Anastasia is incredibly boring as she shows very little range throughout the whole movie, with her character not doing much at all of interest in the film. Anastasia is one of the worst female characters in Film history and the fact that more people are going to see this female-led film over others is an absolute travesty.
Of course, the main draw of these films is the sexual nature and action. Due to this, you'd expect it to be something extraordinary but it really isn't. It isn't sexy, it's just awkward. There isn't really anything that is done that is exceptional or much different to anything seen before. When your film I based on a gimmick or offers something like this and ultimately, it fails to deliver, then you have a clear problem. It's like if a comedy wasn't funny or if a horror wasn't creepy or scary, you'd be disappointed with what you got. Due to this, I cannot see why this is enough of a draw for many people but I guess its just the sort of fantasies many people have. If that's the fact, I couldn't imagine a more awkward experience in a cinema.
I really don't understand how anyone could possibly think this is an adequate film. There are problems all over the board and most of them have to do with the writing in the film. The performances are uninspiring with the actors being very disposable. I didn't expect much from 'Fifty Shades Darker' and I got even less from it. One of the worst film I have ever seen and it'll take something special to overtake this film as the worst of the year.
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