50 Shades duller! Why are the movies getting such bad reviews? #50Shades #BDSM

Duller1Once again the critics are out in full force, almost unanimous in their dislike for anything related to 50 Shades. I’m sure E L James isn’t worried, the movie has managed to gross over $50 million so far, and  50 Shades of Grey has netted more than $500 million around the globe. Clearly audiences aren’t agreeing with the critics vote, and I have to wonder why?

Is it embarrassing to write for a newspaper and confess you enjoyed 50 Shades? Is society still not accepting enough of BDSM that everyone needs to rip anything concerned with it to pieces? It’s hard to believe so many people are going to watch movies that are that awful, and then following this up by watching the sequel.

Is it that society lacks decent films with anything close to decent kinky sex, so we’ll settle for whatever we can get?

However you look at it, there’s clearly a market for kinky sex and the world has gone wild over it. I can’t help but wonder what kinky naughtiness will be next to hit our screens…

Anyway for those that want a giggle, here’s what the critics have been saying about 50 Shades Darker:

50 shades duller! (And as erotic as a bluebottle landing on your bottom): BRIAN VINER gives his verdict on the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey

Brian Viner of the Daily Mail

 

Fifty Shades Darker review: An alleged 18-rated, adults-only filth-fest that behaves like a flustered PG

Robbie Collin of The Telegraph

 

Fifty Shades Darker review: The 10 most painful parts of the Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel ranked from niggling to utterly excruciating

Yvette Caster from Metro UK

 

Fifty Shades Darker review: Buff, bland, bonking machines are possessed of prodigious libido but bereft of personality

Chris Hunneysett of The Mirror

 

Sometimes sexy, sometimes campy, Fifty Shades Darker is a smorgasbord of silliness, its dopey pleasures indistinguishable from its many awkwardly melodramatic moments. This sequel to the 2015 smash Fifty Shades Of Grey continues to treat the courtship of its leads as a flirty chess match, so it’s unfortunate that the franchise still hasn’t figured out how to make us care about these characters’ shallow desires. Dakota Johnson brings a little spark and Jamie Dornan remains pretty to look at, but overall Darker becomes an exercise in the limits of vanilla kinkiness.

 

Tim Grierson of Screen Daily

 

‘Fifty Shades Darker,’ and Only Half as Watchable

James Foley of The New York Times

5 thoughts on “50 Shades duller! Why are the movies getting such bad reviews? #50Shades #BDSM

  1. I ‘ve read a few reviews on fetlife and they were fair in their assessment but overall they weren’t impressed. I myself will wait until it comes out on dvd. I barely enjoyed the 1st movie, so I’m not holding my breath for this one.

  2. There are much better movies and also better bdsm movies. 50 shades is also about an unhealthy bdsm relation. On the other side I know for a fact that rope is becomong more and more mainstream and accepted. 50 shades has created an interest but it will take quite some time before the topic itself becoms something people talk about with friends or whatever. Also it is hard to define what or when a (sexual) relation is about bdsm. Is being able to tie and own a flogger enough to define it as bdsm?

    • Very good points. I’d like to think there was a lot more to BDSM than owning a flogger and a reel of rope, though. It takes quite a bit of research just to scratch the surface…

  3. I watched this last week and it wasn’t that bad. I did laugh however when he said the ‘S’ word as if it was forbidden to say sadist.

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