Thursday, 12 March 2015

50 Shades of Grey Movie review


The hotly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey hit cinemas this 14th February and broke box office records scoring over a quarter of a billion dollars internationally. It received mixed reviews from critics but this film lover loved it! The haunting score from Danny Elfman coupled with newly released tracks from Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding and Sia were perfect.
Fifty Shades storyline for those living under a rock:
Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey and falls for his charm despite his enigmatic reserve and advice to stay away. Not able to resist Ana's beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits he wants her too, but on his own terms. Terms which require a contract.
Based on the Fifty Shades trilogy written by E L James, a woman writing for other women, the film stayed true to the book. Having read the trilogy myself I couldn't help but make comparisons - there were a few scenes which slightly deviated from the book. There were sex scenes left out which I feel wouldn't have added to the film had they been put in. I dragged my poor boyfriend along, one of very few men in packed cinema of groups of females all whooping and chatting throughout.  His view on it was interesting - it made him angry. Angry because such a character is what appeals to women. I tried to explain that women fantasise about trying to change a man like that and that's the appeal plus a man like him can only exist in fantasy. In real life an independent woman would tell him to take a hike.
For those who are going in the hope of seeing a full frontal of Jamie Dornan's *cough* portrayal of Mr Grey you will be disappointed, there's more for male viewers to feast their eyes. It's a modern romance for those with an open mind. The sex scenes played a major part due to the tastes of Christian Grey. After seeing two sex scenes they started to become monotonous, time which could have been better spent adding to the love story. I hope that for Fifty Shades Darker they will use less direct dialogue from the book as some lines really made me cringe. Some things are easier to read than hear. 
Cinema: Vue Norwich

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Upcoming Films 2015

From top to bottom..

Furious 7
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max Fury Road
Star Wars Episode 7
Jurassic World
The Walk

2015 is going be an epic year for movies not to mention the hoverboard I'm hoping to receive for my birthday. We have two releases of the seventh film in a series - Star Wars and Furious. Will they hold up to their fans expectations? If you had to choose just one to watch which would it be? I'm a Furious fan.

It's been 22 years since dinosaurs plagued our cinemas and our hearts. I was too young then only 8 and didn't get to enjoy the thrill of T-Rex on the big screen. I have high expectations from Chris Pratt.

The second instalment of Avengers hits our screens in the summer. As a big Marvel fan I am waiting for this with baited breath. Rumour has it that Spider-Man might be making an appearance in 2016s Civil War. Sony are supposedly giving Marvel the use of this enigmatic character as long as they hold the creative rights. It will make a huge difference to the franchise if Spidey can finally join on screen but at what cost?

There are several new standalone films being released too, fresh blood in amongst all these old dogs. Firstly Tomorrowland which is based on a theme park at Disney World. After the success of Pirates which was based on a ride at Disney I don't doubt Tomorrowland will be just as amazing. Then there is The Walk - a story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross between the Twin Towers in 1974. A film by Robert Zemeckis based on the novel To Reach the Clouds and a remake of Man on Wire from 2008. I love edgy movies and this will be a seat-grabbing one.

So what will you be seeing this year? There are many more I haven't mentioned yet like the final instalment of The Hunger Games and Cinderella. What won't you be seeing and why?