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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
0 Shades of Gray...
(I have to mention that my review contains spoilers and that I have read the complete trilogy before seeing the movie.) What's wrong with the screenplay? If I wanted to watch the summary of the book I would have stuck to the trailers and the exclusive clips...
I believe that the consistency of the movie's plot was completely nonexistent. It was like several scenes of the book were stitched together, in a way that someone who hasn't read the book, before seeing the movie would be totally lost. I've seen lots of movies based on books and at least most of them had the required consistency to be able to respond to the concept of a "movie based on a book" and that implies the adaptation and the absolute visualization of the book.
They failed to convey the fundamental and broader idea of E. L. James book alongside to the proper presentation of the characters and images contained therein.Consumed in their effort to bring to life the two protagonists, thus lost the dominant romance and prevail awkward, bizarre and completely without chemistry, sexual scenes.
The absence of fine details that define the characters of Anna and Christian led to the misconception of the form of their uncommon relationship. Ana was presented as a giggly, inexperienced, superficial, young student who was dazzled not only by Grey's stunning outward appearance but also by his insane wealth. While in the book we were constantly aware of her thoughts and believes, since the narration of the events was from her point of view, in the movie it was taken for granted that that would never happen. Therefore, details such as her facial and body reactions were those which would form the nature of her character in the eyes of the viewers and prevent us from seeing her as a superficial middle-class girl who longs for the financial support of a wealthy man in exchange for sex, or actually, sex abuse.
Gray was presented as a cold man who likes to induce pain to women during sex. Even his infamous obsession with control was insufficient. And certainly he didn't seem at all to be a sexy dominant, able to seduce Ana with his intimidating charm and personality. Instead, he seemed to be sick sadist, that he actually cared only for her body and the satisfaction of his sexual needs and nothing more.
The main concept of their romance was how love can change everyone and guess what; we never had the chance to watch that in the movie. The actors seemed to have zero chemistry and their acting sometimes reminded me of a high school play.The rest of the cast, well I think there was no other cast than the two of them. I wonder why the other actors, that 'appeared' in the film, were even mentioned. That was a shame.
Finally, I have a crucial question; How are they going to proceed with the second movie without having mentioned in the first one that Jack Hyde hired Ana in SIP? I mean isn't Ana's first day in work how the second book starts? And moreover, what about José's gallery show? Isn't that the reason that Christian asks Ana to meet him again since he's responsible that she doesn't have her car? The movie was a complete disaster.
I am a huge fan of the trilogy, and yet I wouldn't want them to proceed to the next two sequels. I think I'm gonna stick to the books...