I saw 50 Shades Darker with my girlfriend yesterday and I decided to share my thoughts from a guy’s POV, as I reckon that the movie will be seen mostly by girls (especially having in mind that we were only 2 or 3 guys in the whole cinema last night).
But first, let me start with a few thoughts on the original movie 50 Shades of grey. Honestly, I didn’t really like it. There were some interesting aspects, like the relationship between an almost regular (besides the 4.0 GPA) girl and a not-so-regular guy. And the fact that he had become a billionaire at a very young age, despite a difficult childhood.
But then, some parts didn’t quite make sense to me. Like for example, in the beginning of the movie when Anastasia interviews Christian, he states that he believes his success in business has been due to the fact that he is very good with people. And later we see him being rude to the guys around Ana and also doesn’t visit his stepmother, who has helped him a lot.
And then comes the sex part. I think it’s too much. Not that I’m against sex or erotic movie scenes, but it was a little too much for my taste.
So, generally, I thought the story had great potential, but the movie was a bit too shallow.
Now the second movie is quite different. The sex scenes are I think even more than in the first one, but at least it’s less kinky stuff, which makes it more pleasurable to watch.
But what I like about it is that the story was told in a more captivating manner. Christian had a much stronger character, fighting his demons and being a lot more manly than in the first movie. I actually got inspired by the character and did my first morning workout in a veeeery long time this morning. Here are the characteristics I liked the most:
- in control
- no bullshit
- obeys the law
- great shape
- great health
I think he also fit the young billionaire character much better this time and looks a lot more mature.
The soundtrack is also very nice. Not the whole thing obviously, but most of the songs are good.
I would generally recommend the movie to anyone looking for a nice, sexy story, which is told in a compelling manner.
It’s also a great idea to take your girlfriend or wife for a night out. Combine with a nice dinner and thank me later 🙂
Let me know what you guys think? Did you see it already? Like it? Didn’t like it? Let me know 🙂