Everyone knows about the raunchy sex books, Fifty Shades of Grey. Most everyone knows about the less steamy movie. Not everyone enjoyed the first movie, some are suggesting. You've come to the right place because we are here to reveal why 50 Shades of Grey might need a little extra work.
Let's start with the casting choice. I believe that the casting was a little off and let me tell you why. With a Irish actor, Jamie Dornan, playing Christian that seemed a little off to me because if anyone ever read the book, you know for sure that he is not Irish. And the fact that, from what I was told, he had to go to a BDSM club because he wanted to know a little bit more on the subject since he was a little ignorant. That's fine, I respect that but to have gone to a BDSM club and then act like that in the movie, is a little appalling. I feel that the movie was rushed in a variety of ways.
Let's cut to the scenes, shall we? I feel that the scenes were in fact, a bit rushed. I feel that the director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, rushed it to the point where they cut out critical information. I was told that people who haven't read the book are saying that they hated the movie based on it's poor performance. I totally agree with that.
When I talk about characters, I mean Dr. Greene, Elena Robinson, and Lelia. Let's start with Dr. Greene. Dr. Greene is a very important person in the book. As stated in Chapter eighteen of 50 Shades of Grey,
“Well Miss Steele. Mr. Grey is paying me a small fortune to attend to you. What can I do for you?" After a thorough examination and lengthy discussion, Dr. Greene and I decide on the mini pill. She writes me a pre-paid prescription and instructs me to pick them up tomorrow."
After all that, it seems like Christian and Ana both agreed on her taking the pill. They completely missed that in the movie. They just introduced her like everyone knew who she was; only people who read the books would have known who she was. Then afterwards, they never mentioned her again. In the second and third book, Dr. Greene may not be a major character but she does have a major role in Ana and Christian's life when Ana becomes pregnant. How will they introduce her in that movie since they didn't do too well in the first one?
Next, Elena Robinson. Elena is a HUGE part of Christian's life. They didn't do too well in easing her way into the movie at all. If she has such a huge role in all three books, then why was she taken lightly in the movie? Elena moves on from being a figment of Christian's past to becoming a major character towards the end. Why wasn't she cast in the first movie when she was in the first book? Sam Taylor-Johnson seemed like she had a hard time putting everything together, it makes me wonder if she's even read the damn book! Author of 50 Shades of Grey, E. L. James even worked with Johnson, so I don't understand why it was better constructed. All throughout the book, Elena and Christian are known to talk to one another and to see one another and that makes Ana pissed at Christian for doing that. In the movie, they have a scene and a half where they talking about Elena and then she's history. Why is that?
Finally, Leila. I can understand why Lelia wasn't cast in the first movie because she wasn't in the first book but why wasn't she at least mentioned? In 50 Shades Darker, Lelia has a major role in Ana's life. Take a look.
"She’s here, gazing at me with an unnerving blank expression, holding a gun. My subconscious swoons into a dead faint, and I don’t think even smelling salts will bring her back.
I blink repeatedly at Leila as my mind goes into overdrive. How did she get in? Where’s Ethan? Holy shit! Where is Ethan?
A creeping cold fear grips my heart, and my scalp prickles as each and every follicle on my head tightens with terror. What if she’s harmed him? I start breathing rapidly as adrenaline and bone-numbing dread course through my body. Keep calm, keep calm—I repeat the mantra over and over in my head.
She tilts her head to one side, regarding me as if I’m an exhibit in a freak show. Jeez, I’m not the freak here.
It feels like an eon has passed while I process all this, though in reality it is only a split second. Leila’s expression remains blank, and her appearance is as scruffy and ill-kempt as ever. She’s still wearing that grubby trench coat, and she looks desperately in need of a wash. Her hair is greasy and lank, plastered against her head, and her eyes are a dull brown, cloudy, and vaguely confused."
If she had this big of a role in the second book, why wasn't she at least mentioned in the movie?
As we all know, 50 Shades of Grey, 50 Shades Darker, and 50 Shades Freed are all an emotional roller coaster. Because of that, it makes me wonder why Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and all the other cast members didn't do a better job at displaying their emotions. In the book, Ana repeatedly tries to touch Christian and in the movie, they show that but what they don't show is the clouded look Christian gets and how hard his face gets and the change in tone of his voice. The actors don't portray that at all. What this movie lacked the most was the emotional affect it had one me and everyone else that read this book. This book made me cry! Why can't the movie do the same?
It's no secret that this book has a lot of sex scenes. And the movie didn't do a very good job at showing us not even half of them. People are very upset that this movie didn't have as many sex scenes as there were in the book. I kind of agree with them on this. Christian is a tortured soul and he needs sex to release all of his tension. That is the only way he knows how. That's what brings Christian all together and Jamie Dornan didn't do well on this. I don't know if Taylor-Johnson wanted that to come across or what but the next movie is supposedly going to have more of those steamy scenes we all know and love.