Sorry Fifty Shades fans, but I really didn't like this movie. To be honest, I watched this film for a laugh because I knew what Fifty Shades was all about. I found myself having a lot to say about this movie after seeing it, and thought I'd share with you guys why I think Fifty Shades of Grey is so bad. This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Maybe some of you agree with me? Let me know what you think in the comments!
So, why do I think Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the worst movies ever?
Anastasia and Christian - A Romantic Couple or a Huge Joke?...
It's not a bad thing to have characters you hate in a story or a movie - if anything it shows that these are good, well developed characters because they are evoking a judgement or opinion of their personality from others - just like real people. But Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey really grind my gears.
Anastasia Steele is an English Literature graduate. She's shy, sweet, and maybe a little nerdy. She's also a virgin. Her character is too innocent to be so easily corrupted by this moron Christian Grey, and to me it makes no sense that she didn't leave sooner. Maybe she's easily influenced, and that's why she acted in a way so unlike herself in the movie? I disagree with this however - yes maybe she let her feelings for this man rule her head, but she is intelligent enough to know that a weird sex dungeon (oh sorry, "play room") screams "this guy is a maniac" and "do NOT loose your virginity to him" - but apparently not. I've been in love, I've done stupid things and been with stupid people, but it still makes no sense to me that she goes from virgin to submissive in weird sex games. I fail to see why she went along with this for so long, because it wasn't like Grey was being subtle. I just feel that any normal person would have ran away screaming, or would have seen sense before having to be whipped with a belt. Maybe I'm the weird one.
Maybe if Anastasia's inner thoughts were portrayed a little better on screen, then she would have irritated me less. I didn't really see her question herself when it came to her feelings towards Christian Grey. I would have liked to have seen Anastasia have an inner conflict throughout the movie, which would have made the ending more triumphant - YES! She's finally understood and seen the light! But no. Instead it took being whipped by belts to wake up and smell the coffee.
Christian Grey is one of the worst fictional characters I have come across - ever. Some may find him a convincing "sexy villain", the dangerous man you can't help but been drawn to, just like Anastasia was. Maybe I'm just not as easily fooled by him, but I hated him from the word go. Maybe this is the mark of a good and realistic character that has been played well on screen, but I think he's ridiculous, unrealistic, and worst of all I find him insulting.
Apparently, the reason for Christian Grey's behaviour is because he's had a bad childhood. I can't tell you how insulted I am by this! Not everyone turns into a sex crazed, controlling a-hole because of a bad childhood! Give me strength! Perhaps this makes Christian an even more complex character because he has a troubled past which he blames for his actions? Fair enough, that's pretty smart since a lot of people do that - but what bothers me is the story seems to condole this. I feel like the audience are expected to suddenly be sympathetic towards Christian and think this is a love story - NO! He's an a-hole who has provided a pathetic reason for his controlling, horrible and inexcusable behaviour. He has taken advantage of Anastasia and is abusive, both mentally and physically - it's like he's hypnotised her into joining a cult!
Below is a very interesting theory by Matt Patt and The Film Theorists:
Perhaps I feel like I'm expected to say "Oh that's OK Chris, you've had a hard life so you carry on being a douche" because this seems to be Anastasia's reaction. She is madly in love with him, meaning she'd probably almost condole anything Christian does to her.
I think it's obvious to say that I think 50 Shades of Grey is a huge joke. I know this film isn't real, and maybe I shouldn't take it so seriously, but I do worry that it's a bad influence. 50 Shades encourages women to condole dangerous behaviour and misread the warning signs for love and affection. Don't fall for the trap ladies - no matter how attractive and rich he is, don't sign a contract so that he can control you in his freaky "playroom".
What did you think of 50 Shades of Grey? Is it one of your favourites, or did you dislike it as much as I did? Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to follow me!