Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

I did it. I couldn’t resist. I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey yesterday… and I drug my my fiance’ along with me. He was a trooper.

I read the books a few years ago, and I must admit, at the time I enjoyed the books. I know a lot of people have complained that the writing isn’t great. I’m not saying it was wonderful. I am an absolute book worm, and my genre of choice is romance. I have read many romance books ranging from bestsellers to first time writers. Fifty Shades doesn’t fall into my top favorite books, but where I was in that time in my life I liked it.

Well the movie is a different story. I want to start by saying I don’t’ think this is a book that really should have been made into a movie. One of the things I absolutely love about reading is that I can image characters, scenes, rooms, settings, or whatever, however I want. I create everything¬†in my mind. I don’t know that this is a book that could truly be put into movie form and still portray¬†everything the book did. I will say the set, from Christians penthouse, to the view, to the red room were all actually very realistic and well done.

Then there was the acting. I don’t know much about the actors themselves, but at some points it was painful for me to watch. It seemed very forced and mechanical in a way. My fiance made the comment that he kept waiting to see what the big climax, no pun intended, or conflict of the story was. It
did finally come in the final few minutes of the movie, but I think it left me more disturbed than anything.

I hate to say I overall was not impressed with the movie. After seeing the previews I had a feeling that it would be that way, but I still had to see it. They did a great job on the set, I think the acting fell short. However the acting may have fell short because, like I said, I don’t know that this was the best book for a movie adaptation.



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