Fifty Shades Freed (2018)


Fifty Shades Freed

I was probably one of the only people on the planet who gave Fifty Shades Darker a very positive review. Its smut, just like all the films in the franchise but it was stupidly entertaining and I quite liked it. The films are nonsensical in plot but I felt that film had a bit of direction and better chemistry than the first film. Naturally, I decided to check out the final in the trilogy. Boy oh boy, is this bad. Its terrible. Easily the worst film in the series on all fronts.

Anastasia Steele is now Anastasia Grey, as she and Christian tie the knot. Everything seems peachy at first- romantic vacations, passionate sequences, lots of sex. Then, there;s a stalker. Someone from Ana’s past is trying to harm her and she an Christian need to boost of security and be careful of this new danger. Ana also starts questioning Christians loyalty. Thin, thin plot of course. I don’t mind that so much if what I’m watching can be redeemed in another way. Not happening with this entry, its bad all around.

The dialogues are so freaking bad, it has to be up there with some of the worst in film. I completely forgot the line but there was one where Ana was mad at Christian after she came out of the shower and then she starts putting her underwear on and says the most cringe thing ever. Really wish i could remember it. Somehow, the awkward sex scenes are awkwarder and you know what way stale. The film series has run out of gas in that department as these love scenes could have easily been outtakes from the first two films. The plot is nonsensical and nothing happens till the last twenty minutes. Its not even a fun time now just boringly dumb. Its too PG to make a statement in the BDSM community.

I don’t know about Dornan, but I quite like Dakota Johnson and the silver lining hopefully is seeing Dakota Johnson in more work in the future. And now, probably the worst trilogy of all time has finally come to a close. Freed felt like such an unnecessary effort which makes me wonder how uneventful the books must be. Yes, there are moments here and there but nothing that’s going to leave a lasting legacy. Better now that its gone.


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