Benjamin Maio Mackay
50 Shades of Grey - .5 of a Star
This is one of the worst films of all time. 50 Shades of Grey brings nothing new to the table and is a complete bore from beginning to end.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
There are only two redeeming features about this movie, its wonderful cinematography from Seamus McGarvey. There is no doubt the film looks wonderful and some clever camera angles and interesting use of lighting help enhance the films visuals. The only other redeeming feature is Danny Elfman’s incredible score makes for wonderful listening and I hope his score can be listened to and appreciated without thinking of this dreadful movie.
The two leading actors have no chemistry, tension or acting abilities and the lack of plot makes this a very dull experience indeed.
I do implore you not to waste your time or money on this atrocious, long and boring film. However, I do encourage you to get Danny Elfman’s superb soundtrack, as it really is the best thing about this movie!!
5 of a Star
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Universal Pictures