Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! I hope you were all able to enjoy this love filled day. I’ve had a pretty amazing day myself. I have just returned home after seeing Fifty Shades of Grey at my local AMC theater. I haven’t written a blog post in a while. I suppose I’ve been lazy and resorting to Tumblr for any text posts.
I would like to start this with saying that I thoroughly enjoyed all three installments of the Fifty Shades of Grey novels. When they were released I wasted no time in getting them and I spent a day and a half reading through the trilogy. I can’t believe it has been four years since the books have been out. Which leads us to today. Opening weekend of the movie.
I have heard and read all the criticism there is around this book. Everyone has an opinion. What is an absolute fact, it’s just a story. One hundred percent fiction. What you choose to take from the book is clearly based on your own connection with the book. If you want to believe this book is glamorizing abusive relationships, that is completely your opinion. If you think it is a great love story, that is also your opinion. Two people can look at the same piece of artwork and have completely different thoughts on what it means, and what it portrays. The only person who knows for sure what the art is, is the artist.
With that being said, I really enjoyed the movie. I think the movie portrayal nailed it right on the head of the characteristics of each person in the book. You feel the awkwardness. You feel the tension. You feel the pain with each cracking sound of the leather belt that hits her skin.
There was one scene in particular the movie could have explained more. In the book as Ana is getting dressed to go with Christian to his parents house for dinner, she can not find her panties. In the movie you see her look around a dark room, notices a new dress laid out for her. She walks downstairs and he makes a comment asking her if she is sure she has everything. I might have been the only one in the audience to chuckle at that. Thanks to reading the book first!
I enjoyed the humor in the movie. Which may be odd to some because of the sexual theme of the story line. I feel that if you haven’t read all three books then you will never understand the complete picture of the story. There’s more to this than just sex. More to it than just getting tied up and spanked or being flogged. It really is a love story. That is what I personally take from the trilogy and from the movie.
Then ending of the film is a cliff hanger. I don’t want to spoil it too much for those who have not seen it yet. It wasn’t shocking to me that there would be a cliff hanger. There are three books!! I personally was just shocked as to what point it had ended. I am definitely ready to see the sequel. I have not heard nor read anything about a release date or if it has even started production yet.
One last thing I would like to add, please don’t go see this with a bunch of your girlfriends and then be the ones to giggle in the audience every time someone says the word, fuck. It is truly fucking annoying. 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your thoughts on the books or movie, please feel free to leave a comment below or you can find me on Twitter & Tumblr.