50 shades of no

Story by: Stephani McDole, staff writer

Contrary to popular belief, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” is not as bad as it seems; it is far worse. After viewing the film, I decided to write about how truly awful the erotic trilogy by E. L. James is.

If only it were possible for me to look past the poor writing skills of the British author, the sickening plot line, and the fact that the whole shabang started as a “Twilight” fanfiction. Had I gone into the movie theater without knowing anything about the novel, I may have been able to enjoy the movie just a little.

I was relieved to see that the movie was not as disgusting as the books. For example, in the film everything that happens between the leads, Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, is consensual, unlike the books where Mr. Grey rapes Anastasia multiple times.

I must say that the cast was amazing. The actors portrayed the characters in such a way that truly convinced me that they were actually sick and twisted people.

The only part of the movie that I actually enjoyed was the score. The music in the movie is a nice escape from the horrible plot. The film was scored by the amazing Danny Elfman, and two of the songs on the soundtrack are original Elfman pieces. The pop hit, “Love Me Like You Do,” by Ellie Goulding owes its popularity to the awful film.

In conclusion, “Fifty Shade of Grey,” is by far one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life. Whether that is a moral judgment or intellectual decision, I do not know.  Maybe I have a predisposition against such risque topics, or maybe I just have the basic common sense to know that the romanization of an abusive relationship is absolutely disgusting.

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