Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

2018 | 106 Minutes

Drama | Romance

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role...

Overall Rating

3 / 10
Verdict: So-So

User Review

  • It's exactly what you expect it to be.The "Fifty Shades" book series by E.L. James never personally struck a chord despite its global appeal. So when I got the opportunity to review "Fifty Shades Freed", the climactic chapter of the noteworthy series, I did my due-diligence and watched the first two as the lead up to the finale. I’d been warned that poor chemistry between the leads and bad sex made for relentlessly boring films. Strangely, I found the initial two films to be well shot and impressively directed. Though the sex scenes are boringly vanilla, leads Dakota Johnson ("A Bigger Splash") and Jamie Dornan ("AnthropoId") are incredibly fun to watch as they jockey for position domestically or otherwise. It became vividly clear why "Fifty Shades" sells so many tickets: it’s beautiful, irresponsible, rich people behaving badly with the occasional quickly resolved bit of high drama thrown in as a vapid attempt to up the ante. In short, it’s trashy romance on the big screen. "Fifty Shades Freed", with James Foley returning to direct and Niall Leonard adapting, does more of the same, so audiences will get exactly what they’ve come to expect: fighting, fornicating, and a false facsimile of devotion.

    Full review available at: https://elementsofmadness.com/2018/02/16/fifty-shades-freed/