[Book to Movie Review]: Fifty Shades Darker – E.L.James


GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

The second novel in this addictive trilogy sees Christian Grey change his ways for Anastasia Steele.
Since losing her in the first book/movie, Christian quickly realised he loved her and she is what he needs for a better life, so he begged for her forgiveness and agreed to do it ‘her way’ and have a ‘vanilla’ relationship.

Book two was a lot more dramatic and enjoyable than book one. It had more of a story to it, whereas book one solely introduced us to Christian’s life.
All this also shows in the movie. The second movie was a lot more enjoyable to watch than the first one was. This time around it wasn’t just like watching a porn movie with numerous sex scenes because along with those, there was an actual story happening too and not just regarding Christian, a story is based around Ana aswell.

Her roommate Kate and boyfriend Elliot (who is also Christian’s brother) aren’t in this movie much, which is how the book was too, but Christian’s family is in this one a bit more, as is ‘Jose, Ana’s friend who is also in love with her.

You’ll probably feel like a lot of little stories is happening in this movie and the pace of Christian and Ana’s relationship is moving very fast but this is only because they had to fit so much in only 2 hours. Where the book can stretch things out a lot longer, a movie has to cram everything in so all major story lines are included. But it all does still make sense and is also great to watch a book I loved come to life.

You will notice the change in Christian Grey aswell in this movie. He smiles and laughs a lot more than he did in the first one (did he even smile in the first one?) and he is generally a lot happier to have Ana back in his life.

As much as he says he wants a ‘normal’ relationship with her, I don’t think he fully understands the concept of that because he still buys her a shit load of expensive items, which is like buying her really but hey, would you complain?

The ending finishes in a little cliffhanger, which will conclude in Fifty Shades Freed.

If you’ve seen this movie, let me know what you thought of it.



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