4 OUT OF 10

OK, so I’ll  admit it, I went to see ’50 Shades of Grey’.

Yes, I’ve read the books, although I am still to complete book 3 as it was all getting a little tedious.
Anyway…
I wasn’t holding out much hope for the film because I didn’t agree with the choice of actors for Christian and Anna.
As I was coming to the end of some annual leave and there was nothing else on except kids films and Ian was also at home, I decided to give it a go.
I can honestly say that if we hadn’t got our unlimited cinema cards this is the kind of film we would usually wait to see when the DVD is released.

So how was it?
It was nothing special.
In fact I found it a little tiresome and not in the least bit sensual.
Don’t get me wrong, it was an OK film and I’m not sorry I went to see it but would I rush out to see it again?
No.

Will I be getting it on DVD?
When it hits bargain basement £3-£5… possibly.

Will I be going to the cinema to see the next one?
Probably not, I can wait for the DVD.

I will admit that Jamie Dornan was a bit of a surprise.
He was better than I was expecting but was he Christian Grey?
In my eyes…… no he wasn’t.
Christian Grey is supposed to be so drop dead gorgeous that when he walks into a room with a woman on his arm every other woman in the room would be jealous, regardless of who she’s with.
I just don’t get that with Jamie Dornan.
Good looking he may be but he is not Christian Grey drop dead gorgeous.

The biggest mistake of the film was the casting of Dakota Johnson as Anna.
Totally wrong.
This is a woman who is supposed to be untouched by a man. Sweet and innocent and ordinary looking.
Dakota Johnson doesn’t look like any of those things.
She certainly doesn’t come off as someone in her early twenties.
She’s an actress who looks older than her twenty five years to start with and she certainly doesn’t look sweet and innocent.
In the film she comes across as an actress trying too hard to be something she’s not.

So I’m afraid I will only be giving this one 4 out of 10 for a nice try.

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