FIFTY SHADES DARKER (2017) Grade C
Rating R for Sexual Content and Graphic Nudity
Length 118 Minutes
“EXHAUSTED FROM DESIRE, SUBMISSION AND PLEASURE?”
I didn’t particularly care about the first movie, so I had zero expectations going to see this first sequel. And, knowing in advance that there will be a second sequel one year from now. If you stay for the end credits, you will see the first trailer for FIFTY SHADES FREED, to be released in early 2018.
I claim to be “the public’s film critic”. Always notice the applause, listen for the laughs or the gasps. There were plenty of each. It is safe to say that both women (and actually some men) were turned on by the erotic content and the graphic nudity.
I will say this. Dakota Johnson is slightly better this second round as Anastasia Steele. And I never thought I would ever be writing this — so was Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. I still don’t see the attraction between them. However, if the group of ladies who were sitting directly in front of me and in back of me are any measure — they all seemed to be exhausted from returning to “The Red Room” for desire, submission and pleasure.
James Foley directed the picture. The film was scripted by Niall Leonard, who happens to be married to E.L. James, the best selling SHADES author. They both are returning for FIFTY SHADES FREED.
The music which dominates the film is from the great 4-time Academy Award nominated composer, Danny Elfman.
Was I exhausted from the desire, submission and pleasure? Not really. My recommendation is for you to go and see THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE.
Fifty Shades Darker – Feb 14