Oh, so that’s why they stopped making big-budget “erotic” dramas . . . because they’re horrifically sexist, reductive slop that cater to the widest swath of the public’s most vanilla outré fantasies and they can’t help but be mechanically performed by a cast of tinsel-town newbies with nothing/everything to lose uncomfortably doffing clothes on set while hoagie-eating crew members stand around waiting for the day to end.
Some blockbusters are destined to attract critical derision whatever their merits. Such was the case when Sam Taylor-Johnson’s unexpectedly lithe, witty take on Fifty Shades of Grey(Universal, 18) hit cinemas in February. Fuelled by justifiable scorn for EL James’s genuinely inept softcore bestseller, many failed to note just how neatly Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel had stripped it, so to speak, of its clumsiest impulses.
How has it all worked out? Almost shockingly well, considering. It proves that age-old saw that great books rarely make great films, whereas barely-literate junk can turn into something ripe and even electric on screen. The lead performances and sleek style choices sell it almost irresistibly to the target audience, but the film has the confidence to end bruisingly unresolved, with the structural equivalent of a slap in the face.
Fifty? I couldn't count one shade of grey, let alone 50! In fact it's not grey at all (color-wise). It's transparent, you can see right thru it: there's nothing to see on the other side. They show nothing, they evoke even less. This is not erotic, nor enticing. This is fake, hollow, boring as hell and as graphic as a baby diaper commercial. Looking forward to NOT seeing the failed yet already Über hyped-up sequel.
There's no subject in this film, no idea about S&M too. I was really entertained but there's no idea about how to make a movie in here. Not even an idea about how to make a crappy one. This is not a book adaptation. This is a badly made hype adaptation . But I was drunk, and it was fun above it all.
I don't really get all the fuss about this one. It's not even close to being bad. It's actually really entertaining. I mean, I kept thinking all film long: if people are shocked about this one, I wonder what they would think if they watched the porns I watch. Besides that, it's good as a romantic blockbuster flick.
ANA WHY THE HELL YOU DIDN'T LET CHRISTIAN TO FINISH HIS BEAUTIFUL PIANO RENDITION OF CLASSICAL MUSIC FIRST BEFORE SITTING IN HIS LAP YOU HORNY BITCH
CHRISTIAN WHY THE HELL YOU SOLD ANASTASIA'S VW IT'S LIKE THE COOLEST CAR EVER YOU SNOBBY BASTARD).
Can't wait for the sequel.
I can see why some people – especially women– enjoy the story. They see a person who can take care and satisfy them both, sexually and materially. Even though this film has widely introduced BDSM to the public, I must say that the depiction of BDSM is not completely right. For instance, the scene where Christian Grey hit Anastasia with a belt is clearly an abuse, it is not BDSM.
BDMS goes vanilla. Erotic it isn't but I was surprised what an attractive package this disposable pop culture trash came in. Enjoyed it despite the wooden Jamie Dorman who certainly does not exude the Christian that was needed. Better cast was Dakota who can look forward to type casting from this point on. Behind the scenes work faired better with the proper opulence in set design. BDMS never looked so safe.
Both 2002 Secretary and 2011 Sleeping Beauty are good achievements in bringing to the big screen views of fetichism. And Von Triers' Nymphomaniac is an essay on human sexuality/perversion.This is just a poor attempt to produce a sexy film. And it fails miserably, like soft-core usually does. Because it is trying to persuade us, beings made of emotion and lust, that boring is epic, that gray is an explosion of color.
Fifty SHAMES of Grey, more likely!...I almost find it a waist of time to bother writing this text or leave a rating star. But I'm doing it so, simply because i also had the impulse to watch it at the cinema and because nevertheless, the film still deserves to be credited if anything for being the most boring, irrelevant piece of crap in the history of film...and that's an accomplishment per se.