Last week I had the chance to see Fifty Shades Darker at the LA Premier and it was amazing! It was fun, sexy and followed the story beautifully.
Thanks to screenwriter Niall Leonard and Director James Foley, the film had a great flow. Yes, there was stuff cut from the book, but the movie kept true to the heart of the story and had all the integral parts of the story you’ll be looking for. The film addressed some issues in the first movie and these were all improvements for the series. Like many of the cast have said, the film does focus on Christian growing and letting go, and Ana taking control of her sex life. The come together so much more in this film, like they do in the book. Their chemistry is great, and they really balanced each other out as characters.
Whatever you thought of Jamie in Fifty Shades of Grey, he is amazing in Darker. He really embraced the character of Christian this time and I’m even more in love than I was before. He’s sexy, funny and vulnerable as Christian Grey.
OMG, they were so sexy and erotic. I was shocked how far they were able to go and it was all good stuff. I can’t wait to see the stuff they had to cut from the film to keep the R-rating.
There was perfect integration of Leila. For those who don’t know the story, there’s just enough peaks of her to get you to wonder (at least I think so) who she is and what will happen. For those of us who know, she’s great. Then the integration of Mrs. Robinson and Jack is perfect. They are so much fun to hate.
There were a few moments that I thought went by quickly, but I feel that way during most movies, so I think that’s par for the course. They did hit all the important aspects of the scene, but I think I wanted more time to savor and absorb the scene. Anyway, it makes me more excited to see the film again and again. Also, the film is beautiful, from costumes to the sets. You’ll feel submerged into the film.
Oh, and you MUST stay until the end of the credits! MUST!
If you want a spoiler review, I’ll be posting a podcast that was recorded after we watched the film this week.