I don't see what everyone's problem is (by lauren142003)
I don't know what people were expecting. I hadn't read the books before seeing the movie and I am assuming that maybe this was a good thing. I enjoyed the film. I do not agree with the lack of chemistry either. There was a weird chemistry which I believe made sense because of the unusual relationship. He is an odd character and she is intimidated and is also very innocent therefore it isn't going to be the usual sexual chemistry that you would find in a romantic film. A lot of people have said there was not enough sex or it was not raunchy enough. Firstly, if there were any more <more>
sex scenes it would have got quite boring, and instead we got to see a bit of a story line. Also there is only so much that they can show in a film, surely? What were people expecting? Also one final point in relation to the comments I have seen regarding the film giving S&M a bad name; I don't agree. This is a specific story about one guy who is into specific things and goes about things a particular way. It was all consensual and it is made clear that it must be . The whole point of the story is that Christian Grey's sexual desires are confusing for Anatasia to understand and that the relationship is quite complicated due to their mutual feelings for each other. I have also seen comments that this film is sexist and degrades women. This film does not promote that at all it merely shows a story of someone who practises in S&M and in this instance the man is the dominant. She has a choice as to whether she wants to engage in this and the film does not say "this is okay" and "woman should do this". The character was not forced to do anything. I do not get why people feel the need to accuse films of implying or portraying such things.Obviously this film is not perfect and there are things that could have been better but I enjoyed this film and personally would recommend it to others. I can get quite bored in films but I was not bored at all, I have paid more to see films that are A LOT worse than this.
I know that many are afraid that this film shows too much too its audience, but remember, it is only rated R. If the producers wanted to, they could have added everything from the book, and it would have definitely have been NC-17. I can only hope that the director's cut is released on blu-ray. I am also quite sure that the film has a low rating on IMDb due to its supposed "filthy nature." However, I assure you that this film is no worse than shows on HBO, like True Blood, or Dexter.For those of you who refuse to give the film a chance, shame on you, never judge a book by its <more>
cover, or the film its made into. It is definitely no worse in context than the Twilight Saga! It is nice to see Melanie Griffith's daughter Dakota in such a provocative role, shows shes really out to make a star of herself. She is completely captivating as Ana Steele. Dornan as Grey, however, I was not enthused with, as I think they could've made a better choice there.The love scenes are very tastefully done, nothing like pornographic like many are saying. Again, I enjoyed Dakota Johnson's nude scenes, she's very good looking.
Fifty shades of grey, was actually a good movie. i don't know why people say the opposite, but i really enjoyed watching it.To be clear, i haven't read the book,so i can not compare the book to the movie, i do not know if there were scenes that were not shown in the movie or if there was deterioration of the characters of the book,etc etc.Its a romantic story, of a girl who falls in love with grey, but he is dealing with his own demons he is fifty shades of f*cked up , as he calls himself, unable to love unable to be touched, he only wants to rule,be the dominate male, and has this <more>
playgrounf to feed his appetite. Anna, falls inlove with him, she tries her best to understand him, tries to please him by doing all that he wants, but in the end she cannot handle it anymore and leaves. Gray does not want her to leave, he has feelings for her, he does not want to accept the fact that anna is changing him.As i said, it is an interesting movie, with a nice plot and romance, the erotica scenes, were not disturbing to me, there where well played so as not to make it look like a porn movie.
I am disappointed that so many people seem to have missed the point with this film. Some of the reviews I've read might as well say, there's not enough action in it - it's not an action film! In the same way, stop judging it on what you expected it to be. I have read all three books, and now I have watched the first film of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. It would appear that my opinion differs greatly to others on this franchise. Firstly the film - I was wary after reading so many negative reviews, however I was curious after reading the books, so my husband and I went along. I was <more>
pleasantly surprised when he said he actually enjoyed it. It would seem that many of the negative reviews of this film are based on its lack of sexual content, to which I would disagree. In the book the sex scenes got repetitive and a little dull after a while. "Their eyes met and it wasn't long before they were in a passionate embrace...." Oh, and everyone has climaxed. Hmm... I agreed with some of the book reviews about how astounding it was that Anastasia went from virgin to sex goddess in 3 pages. However, this annoyance was removed in the film and what you saw was a passionate encounter between two people. I was also pleased to discover that they had completely omitted the inner goddess. That was also one of the big annoyances of the book. I felt that the film was a good replication of the book, and it managed to follow the story line well, without missing out any 'key' details. There were particular cringe worthy scenes that were removed, but I really don't feel this impeded the flow of the story. There have been comments about the flow of the dialogue in the film; however I think this helped capture the relationship between Christian and Anastasia. They had a few brief encounters and then they were having sex, this isn't the makings of a long term comfortable relationship. She's young and has a lot to learn, so of course it's going to be awkward.I found the books very easy to read. I read one of them in a week. There are no complex words that weigh down the mind, but the writing style is a little juvenile. That being said, I did enjoy the story. This is not your average love story, but I think it does hit on some elements that do feature in every day relationships. Some of the interactions between the characters are relatable, but people seem to forget why Christian is how he is. His troubled past gets overlooked, but it is the reason why he has such a skewed perception on relationships.I found the domestic abuse claims quite shocking. I do wonder if these people have actually read the book or watched the film. I've heard people say that this is going to set women back centuries! What utter nonsense. At the end of the film, Anastasia asks Christian to show her what it's really like. The results shock her, but she stands up for herself! When he approaches her, she says no. She was trying to make a decision on whether to go through with this or not, and that helped her make her decision. The entire encounter was consensual, which is the whole point of a dom/sub relationship. I've often heard people say that in those types of relationships the sub is actually the one in control. They choose to relinquish control to the dom, and they can take that back at any time.I've also heard comments that the book/film puts BDSM in a bad light. The interactions in the book/film are an extreme view of this type of relationship. This is all Christian has ever known, and as he said himself, he doesn't do hearts and flowers. It is my understanding that couple who practise BDSM actually have very healthy 'normal' relationships. They sleep in the same bed, and lead normal lives, however for a portion of their day, they assume roles in the form of dom/sub, and they both enjoy partaking in the activities. The events in the film are not a true depiction of a dom/sub relationship. It's one step further. However, Anastasia's strength and determination seems to be trying to bring it back into the healthy realms. Just because this type of relationship isn't your type of thing, doesn't make it wrong. So I may be the only positive review on this film, but I stand by my opinions. It's a good film - it's not porn and it's not domestic abuse. It's a troubled love story. And, the cliff hanger ended has opened itself up to a compulsory sequel. See you in 2016.
Everyone completely let down this movie. It deserves way more than what people are giving it. I personally will be buying this movie when it is released. Mob psychology hit this movie real hard. Once a few people started dissing it, other people believed them and wouldn't judge it for what it actually was. This kind of story will obviously not appeal to everyone but it did for some so people need to stop ruining others fun. Now, for the real review, I thought the actors were great. They had their awkward phase together because they're starting a new relationship and he has a big <more>
secret to tell. NOT because they're awkward actors. Don't tell me that in real life that wouldn't be a little awkward. They played their growing relationship parts perfectly. I actually felt like I could know these actors BECAUSE they acted so well and made it seem like everyday life and not the glitz and glam acting of all the famous actors we've put on pedestals. The cinematography definitely worked for me. They made the movie come alive with the settings, lighting, and angles they used. The different scenes in themselves helped tell the story in a way words couldn't. I LOVE the changes they made from the book. I'll admit that I was not a fan of the books. The story was decent but I couldn't stand the writing. The movie made way more sense and it was easier to fall in love with the characters. I wish this could've just been made a movie from the start so there wouldn't have been so much bad press already out about it. I'll end now by saying I am very pleased with this movie and hope all the negativity won't prevent releases of the rest of the story. I'll be waiting eagerly to see Anastasia and Christian on screen again!
I think this movie has been greatly misunderstood. I absolutely loved this movie! I enjoyed the book, but like many thought it was very badly written and the whole 'inner goddess' think kind of ruined the story. Besides that, I wasn't a fan of Anastasia, but I rarely like the main character in a book. I think the movie is the best possible version of the book. The director did a great job - eliminating all the annoying stuff from the book and turning it into a fantastic love story with just the right amount of sex to spice it up. I believe there is no other movie like this out <more>
there and I'm sure I'll watch it many more times in the future. I agree that the acting was bad at times, but I loved Dakota Johnson overall - she actually made me like Anastasia. I was very disappointed at first when I heard Charlie Hunnam was replaced by Jamie Dornan, but I was pleasantly surprised by him. He might be a bit 'goofy' at times, and not dangerous enough to play Christian Grey, but I still think he added just enough 'darkness' to his character - in particular in the final scene which I thought was incredible. Yes - you could argue that the movie is controversial in terms of abuse, although it was consensual, I disagree completely with rape - Ana was never raped but it's a work of fiction and if you've read the books, you know the dynamics are going to change.Overall I loved the movie and am disappointed by all the negative reviews. Nevertheless - I will still enjoy watching it over and over again :-
I enjoyed this movie very much, I'm a guy, am I normal ? (by mowglilp)
So my girlfriend and I were invited by a group of colleagues all female to see this movie. I didn't know anything about it, except the trailer and I was intrigued, I was anxious to see it. My excitement was over as soon as my male colleagues heard I'm going to see it. They started to laugh that I'm actually going to see such a piece of garbage, I was called both a hero and gay. I didn't think much of it until I read all the reviews on IMDb hours before seeing the movie, and that's when I started to have second thoughts about it, seeing how people reviewed this <more>
movie.I'm really sorry this movie has such horrible reviews, it deserves much better. True, there's no complicated script, no fancy acting, no original lines, no adorable love story but maybe we're expecting the wrong things from this movie because it's considered as a romance and I really think it's not. It has nothing to do with romance, it is in fact about two different desires and passions and yet completely the same once you boil them down, two sides of a coin, if you will. It's about a man who has a different sexual desire than most men, who was abused as a child and is now quite proud of what he has become and sees nothing wrong with it... until he meets Anastasia, the only woman who manages to crack his fortress and even though she wants to please her master, she also wants her master to bend down to her desires and needs. Once this is clear, the movie becomes an intriguing roller-coaster of emotions, decisions, psychological struggle and compromises for both partners who both love each other and want each other and yet... can't find a common ground because none of them want to completely give in. How come the majority can't relate to that, is beyond me...I will surely watch this one again, maybe I will understand why everybody is giving this movie such a bad review. One thing is pretty clear: males just don't get this movie and that's the majority, I would bet it's the same majority of men that complain all their life about how women are soooo complicated and nobody can understand them. If you ask me, if you don't get this movie, you don't get women, or a good majority of them. I read many guys writing stuff like "do women actually go for that stuff, do they actually want to be abused and raped?" Well, you're probably the kind of guy who thinks he's awesome in bed, has the biggest penis and his women is satisfied after every 2 minutes of humping and then falling asleep, well... that's why women enjoy this movie, but we act all shocked about it. The fact that over one hundred young women around me in the cinema were giggling at every sexual dominant scene, proves my point and it also proves that they are missing something, but I guess to you they are just dumb. There was also the biggest crowd of around 95% young women I ever saw queue up in front of a cinema.And what's with all the hypocrisy ? you call this an anti-feminist movie after you call it's female audience dumb for watching it ? nice... You complain about the fact that it's abusive and "oh my god, how degrading to women", and yet... you rejoice at every action movie or thriller where a mad man is actually beating and raping or torturing women and girls ? how are those any better ? just because the focus is on the hero and how he saves the day, makes it less disturbing ? How about "12 years a slave" ? that wasn't abusive and degrading at all right ? no, it's an extraordinary piece of cinematography... right.Finally, I don't get all these complaints that it's abusive, it promotes anti-feminism, sexual molestation and rape... how can you people come up with such ideas ? Both partners in the movie agreed and wanted it, how does that make it rape ? If Anastasia is down with it and doesn't see it as rape, who are you to tell her she's wrong to think that ? And why all the complaints about this not being BDSM ? who said it should be ? it's not a documentary, it's about the sexual desire of a young man who was abused as a child, it might be twisted in your eyes, but as long as his partner is OK with it, then it's none of your business. How exactly is it abuse and rape if Anastasia wanted it and asked for it specifically ? And you're seriously calling this a porn movie ? I have seen comedy movies with famous actors being involved in more pornographic scenes, but somehow, we think nothing wrong of those movies. By the way, have any of you ever seen a "true" BDSM movie ? now THAT'S abuse and twisted! This movie is like a kiss in the park compared to some of the BDSM movies out there.
I went and saw the midnight premiere last night. I have read all 3 books and love them. This movie deserves a higher rating. There are so many haters out there making this movie/book seem way worse than it is. The only disappointing thing is that there are many parts from the book that don't make it in to the movie but of course they can't include everything. Dakota Johnson is a great actress and Jamie is the perfect person to play Grey. The Fifty Shades trilogy is a unique love story. For people who don't agree with the BDSM lifestyle I understand but perhaps you should actually <more>
read the books or stop being so judgemental. This movie is hot and not a waste of money. If you are very against BDSM then this probably isn't the movie for you. This movie actually has a lot of comedy and its much lighter than the actual book. I personally cannot wait for the next two movies and hope they include more from the books in the next ones.
Prepared to hate but left enthralled (by tone_lord)
I think it's a major advantage in watching this film to have never read the books. I was exposed to some of the pitiful writing briefly when I rode in the car with my wife while she had on the audio book. That predisposed me to expect absolute dreck from the movie. I was greatly surprised to find myself laughing early on--not at the movie itself, but at a particular moment in it that was intended to be funny. It was drawing me in, almost against my will. As it went on, I began liking the character of Anastasia. Christian may have been a little eye-rolling here and there, but I still <more>
bought into him. I get why some people are trashing this film--partly because the source material is absolute garbage--but it's actually a pretty interesting character study. I should add that my enjoyment of the film was increased because I watched it in a crowded theater. My wife and I were older than anyone else there. The reaction of the audience to the action yes, the "action" on screen was invariably entertaining, sometimes hilarious. Keep an open mind, be a bit forgiving, and enjoy.