Benjamin Maio Mackay
Fifty Shades Darker - 0.5 Stars
Because one of the worst films ever need a sequel, right…..right? Wait, who thought this was a good idea?
While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
50 Shades Darker adds nothing new to the dying franchise and like its predecessor is a complete bore from beginning to end. In fact, it even contradicts things said in the first film and adds childhood scars to a character that definitely weren’t there in the first film. Great continuity guys!
The leads still have no chemistry and some shots I could swear have been cut and pasted from the first film. Beyond the poor performances, laughable script and atrocious direction/cinematography is the fact that this supposedly “sexy.” It really isn’t, at all. He’s creepy, she’s insipid and other characters aren’t established well enough to be judged. On the plus Danny Elfman’s score is great! At preview screenings overseas people openly laughed at the film, so that may give you an indication of how terrible it really is.
Overall don’t go, it’s boring. However, we all know that when the third film comes out next year critics will still hate it and people will still flock to it, it’s sadly inevitable.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas