IMDb Rating: 4.6/10
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: James Foley
Release Date: 10 February 2017
Star Cast: Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Dakota Johnson
Movie Story: The first 50 Shades movie was so easy to smack around. Because it was based on a book with all the literary quality of a takeaway menu it was easily dismissed, but there was some wit to it as an adaptation. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel kept an eyebrow cocked throughout, acknowledging, but not mocking, the giggling shock one might naturally experience when a new boyfriend earnestly asks if he might take a cat-o-nine-tails to their nethers. And that S&M contract negotiation was one of the best rom-com scenes in ages. The sequel has lost Taylor-Johnson and Marcel and with them has gone any subtlety and much of the style.