Monday, February 19, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed (Movie Review)


So my husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day a few days late, because of work and us both having gotten the flu.  So Saturday we spent a nice day out, getting Nitrogen made Ice Cream at a place called Sub Zero, eating a late lunch out, and seeing the movie Fifty Shades Freed.  Even though this series's luster has died down a bit, since its insanity began a few years back, I still find these to be a guilty pleasure.  While the first movie, I found there to be a few things missing, I loved the second one!  I found the character growth to be phenomenal!  The part where Christian bows down to Anna and you see that moment of submissiveness in him, I found to be incredible!

So yesterday my husband and I saw the final installation in the series.  Now, thinking back on it, it has finally hit me that this is it!  There will be no more, and to be honest, I am going to say the one thing that many people will not agree with me on...I wish they had split the final book into two movies.  I really do.

So if you have been living under a rock these last five or even six years, here is a description of the final movie in the series.

This is from IMDB:

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climatic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon.  Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017's blockbuster films that grossed more than $950 million globally, the film arrives for Valentine's Day 2018. 

Believing that they left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury.  But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relazes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.


The movie went right into it!  It wasn't drawn out as in the book, straight to the point.  Christian and Ana got married, they went on their honeymoon.  And then!  And then more sex.  But honestly, the sex isn't my favorite part.  It's Christian and Ana's chemistry.  Like I mentioned above, I think these actors have really grown into their characters.  I personally, am very happy they picked Jamie Dornan.  He is perfect!  

The movie did feel a little rushed at times.  I wish they could have spent more time when it comes to the house Ana and Christian buy, and the bitchy architect.  Plus there was mention of Elena (aka Mrs. Robinson), but she was nowhere to be seen.  We didn't get to really hear much more about Christian's background, besides little information about his foster home life.  

Ana could be a little infuriating at times, just because she wanted to rebel against Christian and be in control of her own life, which I totally get, but at the same time Christian just wanted her to be safe!  I know I know, feminism and all, I shouldn't be agreeing with the controlling billionaire who has some serious issues.  But he really cares about her.  

Overall review...

Four Mookies!   Really enjoyed it, and in fact I want to see again right now, but given insane movie ticket prices, I am just going to have to wait for it to come on blu-ray!  The reason why it got four not five, is because I wish it had gone a little more into details on certain things.  Even if it could have been an hour longer, or split into two!  I am bummed that another series has officially come into an end.  Overall, I do like the movies more than the books. I haven't been able to get into the series EL James has written that has the series in the POV of Christian, her writing just has gotten to me.  I liked them when I originally read them, but listening to the audiobooks has sort of ruined the books for me.  The woman who did Ana's voice...oh god, terrible!

But definitely go see it, if you've ever like the series!  I cannot wait to see it again!

The Romance Bookie :)

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