As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.
Christian and Ana decide to rekindle their relationship, except this time there are no more rules or punishments. As they begin to get used to their newfound relationship, Christian's past begins to haunt Ana as Christian struggles with his innermost thoughts.
Marcia Gay Harden's role in Meet Joe Black, had her hosting a glamorous party for her Father, played by Sir Anthony Hopkins, that included a stunning fireworks display for her guests. As Christian's mother in Fifty Shades Darker, she once again, hosts an elaborate party, that includes a beautiful fireworks display as well. See more »
During the photo exhibition scene, Jose takes Ana's glass of wine and looks to take a sip, but the wine never touches his lips. See more »
In the theatrical & home media releases, the brief teaser trailer for Fifty Shades Freed (2018) is shown halfway through the closing credits. On the HBO version, the trailer is deleted to go to straight into the shortened Perfect World Pictures logo. See more »
Further proof American Directors should leave erotics to other countries
Exceptionally unsexy, almost childish approach to eroticism. Note to director, this movie is for adults not children.
For the longest time now, I would argue since around 2005, the American movie industry, perpetuated by mostly American female actors, have been evoking a near radical Christian view of sex and nudity. So, directors, even when they are paid to produce such content like this film, are not able to really liberate themselves, or allow themselves to push some boundaries even when it's supposed to. They just don't even know what that means anymore. And when they attempt it it's always so artificial, contrived and silly, again, such as this film. At least the first director in the film film showed off Johnson's beauty and body. This guy seemed to want to avoid that.
It seems American filmmakers feel an innate duty to hold back and editing is the tool in which directors and editors communicate their silly fear of it all. Eg, how they can shoot a beautiful actor walking across a room nude but they instinctively tell themselves, oh, that's too revealing, have to cut that way down, show as little as possible. But yes, pull her hair!, slam her around!, grind on her! But no frontal nude shots, because, that's not sex. This is the new American directors mindset. Where in other countries it's the opposite, a lack of fear and a desire to show the body over artificial explicitness.
In the end, this movie is more like an annoying MTV music video than it is an erotic story. The music over the sex is so annoying and childish. And rather than natural sensuality and beautiful naked bodies we get this absurd hyper-stylized depiction of sex where people work too hard to make it "seem" explicit.
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