Movie Review: Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Well, the much awaited sequel to the blockbuster movie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is finally in theatres. And yes with stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan back, and this time, Fifty Shades Darker!

Incidentally, they ‘purposely’ made it a Valentine presentation much to the delight of traditional Valentine couples — ’em thrill seekers that is. Hey, t’is no ordinary movie — it’s for adults only, okay?

The Synopsis. When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Hmm… There were actually censorship and opposition campaigns to its predecessor ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as it threads the line of eroticism and pornography, or at least ‘strong sexual content’. Yet in this one, the sequel, opposition seemed to have just mellowed.

Why? They still did the same things — tie ’em up, tie ’em down and tease anywhere kinda stuff.

The Cast
The Cast

Our take is.. While ‘sexuality per se’ is human, it’s different when put into a film. You know, it gets to influence a lot of people. It stirs up the imagination of the unstable. And it urges those that lacks self-control. Thus, such things should be private. On the other hand, those that are more responsible awkwardly tries to smile-off not just the ‘heated encounters’ between Ana and Christian, but just about anything they find unusual — even the shallowest of scenes! Funny. Could they have simply ‘heated up’ themselves?? And ohh, thinking of imitating ’em!?

Seriously, since you know it’s just a film, you know that just about everything that’s happening on screen are unreal or done just to tease you (for the box office); so, why get carried away?


More than nudity and provocation, the story plays a big part here.

Ey, with these kinds of films, many could get confused with love and lust! Can’t simply use ‘the expression of love’ when in a relationship, you know. See, deep expressions come with responsibility. Can’t use your body just to know a person. Character and habits of adults are formed from childhood experiences — even the film shows it — so, you should have a clue right there and there.

Remember, love is not ‘trial and error’. It’s a commitment. Meaning, when there’s an issue, ‘fix not separate’.


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