50 Shades of grey is no doubt the most talked about movie of the first quarter of 2015 and the fact that the highly x-rated romantic thriller was released just around the Valentine, it became a box office hit in its first weeks of release.
Even-though the movie was banned in Nigerian cinemas few days after its release, that did not stop the E. L. James book turned movie from selling over a hundred million copies in about 3 months.
Trust Nigerians. The ban only fueled their curiosity as to what the movie entails and with many knowing its a classy adult rated movie, they still want to watch.
We bring you excerpts from the 50 shades of grey movie review as seen on popular online platforms.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson played the lead role of the unlikely couple of Christian Grey, the awkward young billionaire with the extensive neckwear collection and Anastasia Steele, (who appeared in The Social Network) the English-lit major who is also, as we gasp to learn, one of the leading virgins of Vancouver, Washington.
The film tells the steamy story of how the young, attractive billionaire Christian Grey sexually dominates the young Anastasia Steele.
See what critics are saying about the movie:
I’ve read the series 3 times and have been anticipating the movie, hoping Hollywood doesn’t make this into just a steamy sex movie. I’ve also been disturbed by some of the reviews i’ve read about those concerned about this being about sexual abuse & sadism, especially from those who haven’t even read the series. Yeah, the scenes are steamy…ok they’re really hot, but this story is about redemption more than anything else. If Hollywood does this right it should be amazing. I’m not sure about the cast yet… Ian was my first choice too because Christian Grey is someone you do double & tripple takes when you see him. This guy they’ve cast is very handsom, i’ll have to see still. Those who haven’t read the series but want to cry abuse, read it first before you judge this movie, I think you’ll be pleasantly shocked at just how wrong you were.
Quoting CNN, “It’s a slow build to the smutty bits, and one that’s disappointingly devoid of tension. Even so, the movie is, by definition, a stronger proposition than the book because it strips away the oodles of cringe-inducing descriptions and internal monologue that tip the text heavily toward self-parody.”
Another Hollywood reporter goes:
The movie ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is considerably better written than the book. It is also sort of classy-looking, in a generic, TV-ad-for-bath-oil way. Dakota Johnson, who plays the virgin English-literature major Anastasia Steele, and Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, the wildly rich and sexually … particular business titan who wants Miss Steele in his playroom, are exceedingly attractive actors with enviably supple bodies well suited to nakedness. And really, under the circumstances, movable parts matter more than acting skills.”
“It dabbles in romantic comedy and splashes around in melodrama, but the one thing it can’t be — the thing the novel so trashily and triumphantly is — is pornography.”
Yet another one:
Fifty Shades of Grey is not the lame, hot-and-bothered fantasy romance many, including myself, thought it would be. It’s got wit and humor and a modest intelligence about human behavior that, say, the Twilight movies never had.”
In my opinion, the movie has got as much lovers as critics. So I’ll rate it: