’50 Shades of Grey’ appears all but dull

Film trashes ‘campy’ book dialogue but falls short

“Fifty Shades of Grey” heats up the big screen in the film adaption of E.L. James’ kinky bestselling novel.

The twisted tale of bondage, domination, submission and masochism (BDSM) follows a naive young virgin played by Dakota Johnson, who falls into an unconventional relationship with a self-made billionaire harboring a secret, played by Jamie Dornan.

The novel’s campy dialogue is all but thrown away. The screenwriters of the film polished the dialogue
and added a sense of humor, and it worked. Johnson stands out in the role
of Anastasia Steele, she’s impossibly cute, charming and has potential to become the next Hollywood “it” girl.

Dornan however, is stuck with what laugh-out-loud cringe-worthy dialogue is left, some of which are much too graphic to repeat here. His performance was
rigid and cold, just on par with what Christian Grey is described in the nearly 100 million copies sold of the novel of the same name.

The sex scenes were hit or miss, but it all seemed so tame considering the controversial topic. Some scenes were clouded by the overwhelming choices of music that
become more of a turn off than anything. One scene in which Christian visits Ana’s apartment for the first time,
stood out as the two leads’ playful and passionate chemistry burst off the screen, leaving all parties involved satisfied.

All in all, if viewers and fans alike were looking for a cheeky guilty pleasure, with a side of light
BDSM, I’d say Fifty Shades is just the right fit.