Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
After the events of 50 Shades of Grey, Anna (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) are now broken up, but he is desperate to get back together and wants to change the terms of their relationship to make her feel more comfortable. After getting back together, several other girls from Christian’s past resurface to cause havoc for Anna by shedding a light into his past. Anna is confused and disturbed by the types of relationships Christian kept, but he assures her that she is changing him and he plans to show her in every way he can.
50 Shades Darker is basically watching 2 people be in a relationship with experimental sex. If you read my review on the first movie, you know I hated it and it was the worst movie I had ever seen (until the spoof 50 Shades of Black came along,) but I loved the ending because of how she stormed out of the apartment. All that is erased within 10 minutes of this movie as Christian practically begs her to come back and promises that he will change for her. From here to the end of the movie, we watch these 2 have sex, eat dinner, talk about his ex girlfriends, have more sex and go to parties. I will admit that this movie is better than the first because it felt more realistic and the ex girlfriends add tension that make it a little more interesting, but ultimately this movie is lame. For a 2 hour movie, not much happens. I’d say sex is about 30 minutes of the run time so have fun with that, but as far as the story or memorable moments go, there aren’t any. This movie falls victim to being boring because it mimics real life too much and I’m sure that the audience is wanting to see something spectacular and exciting. This movie is neither. Again, don’t waste your time with this lackluster crap, but if you must, at least be glad it isn’t the first one again. Co-starring Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Kim Basinger, Luke Grimes, Bruce Altman and Wictor Rasuk.
4/10 Stars – I didn’t have the urge to run away, but I still don’t see the love people give this franchise. It is boring, lackluster and nothing special.