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February 19, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Review - Two hours of my life I'll never get back...

I finally caved and went to see the Fifty Shades movie. I don't know if it was just morbid curiosity or just stupidity on my part but I did it.

Most of you know that I am not a fan of this trilogy. I hated it from the beginning, in fact, I gave up after book 2. It's horrible. I won't even go there because that would be one long rant and I am not in the mood for it right now.

If possible, the movie it's even worse than the book. Dakota and Jamie as Ana and Christian was probably the worst casting in the history of Hollywood. 

Don't get me wrong, they are not bad actors or something like that but they are not right for this movie.

You can clearly see that Dakota is uncomfortable as hell during the sex scenes and she tried so hard to get into the character. I'm not an idiot, I know it's make believe but here it was so obvious that she was faking it that it wasn't even funny. Well, it was but I'll get to that part later.

Jamie. This guy took the meaning of scowling to a whole new level. I might be wrong but I don't remember Grey scowling or frowning so much in the book. Yes, he's pretty serious but I'm not sure if Jamie cracked a smile twice in two hours. Depressing. 

Also, there is no chemistry between those two. I've seen an interview here and there where they said it wasn't easy to work together but they didn't connect in any way, shape or form. He's too stiff, too ... cold and it's clear that he made her even more uncomfortable than she already was. Thinking about it, I felt sorry for the poor girl. Working with such a partner in a movie that it's not like any other she has ever done, must be hard as hell.

One thing that stuck with me was her expression when she saw the red room. 

If you have followed the news then you probably already know that Dakota wasn't allowed to see that room until they shot the scene so her reaction was genuine and, to me, it said "What the hell did I get my self into how how fast can I get away from here". Priceless.

I'm not exactly sure they knew what they were getting themselves into, her or Jamie. Yes, they've read the book and the script but it's not the same imagining it and actually doing it.

The ONLY thing that saved me from slamming my head into a wall were some scenes that actually made me laugh. 

Dakota is hilarious in certain situations which is not a bad thing. 

Anyway, I think I'll stop here. I'm not going to start a rant about how sad it is that this kind of books turned out to be a best sellers or how wrong it is that so many people are willing to spend so much money on seeing the movie repeatedly or buying all kinds of related stuff. 

At this point it's useless and no one will care anyway. Well, I care. I wasted 12 Euros. 

If you're a fan and you're about to bite my head of for this review just remember that I have the right to say my piece on this subject just like anyone else so, peace.