Trailer Tuesday: Fifty Shades Darker

Grey Matter

Written by Logan J. Fowler and Justin Matchick

Trailer Tuesday

FSD poster

Release Date: February 10th

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dorman, Kim Basinger

Director: James Foley (Perfect Stranger, Fear)

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: I never watched Fifty Shades of Grey and I never plan to. I understand this is a profitable franchise that had footing in fan fiction based off of Twilight. I’m not in the demographic for these movies. Need I say more? -LJF

Pre-Trailer Thoughts: A sequel to a film that was an adaptation of a book that was originally a fan-fiction of the film Twilight that was an adaptation of a book. That doesn’t exactly sound like the recipe for a good movie. There is very little chance this trailer can convince me to see this film. – JTM

Rate the Trailer: 1 out of 5. Dakota Johnson was the one person who seemed to stand out in the first movie (or so I’ve heard), and I’m sure she will do the same here. As she is the main character (I would say more than Christian Grey), that’s a positive. The only real positive that I can see in any of this trailer. -LJF

Rate the Trailer: 2 out of 5. This doesn’t seem outright awful, but it certainly doesn’t appeal to any of my interests. The prospect of main character Ana willingly returning to a dark and abusive relationship is a terrible precedent to set, although the idea of turning the film into a pseudo-mystery involving Christian Grey’s past lovers does add a little bit of intrigue. The infamous lack of chemistry between stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson is apparent throughout, with their stilted performances and awkward delivery of lines practically grinding certain scenes to a halt. – JTM

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? No Thanks. I’ll gladly skip this. No hesitation or regrets. -LJF

Theater, Rent, Undecided, No Thanks?
No Thanks. No real interest in the first place, no real draw from the trailer, no real reason to spend my money on anything like this. – JTM

Fifty Shades Darker turns down the lights and up the heat on February 10th, 2017

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