This trailer for 50 SHADES OF GREY likes to be in control

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50 Shades

Many years ago, there was a high budget film that attempted to be artistic soft pornorgraphy for the masses. That movie was Showgirls, and was it one hell of a flop. I’ve got a feeling that while 50 Shades Of Grey will most likely make perhaps far too much cash at the box office, it’s going to be the Showgirls of this generation. Because the cheese factor in this trailer alone is enough to clog all your heart muscles.

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever. Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. 

 

Maybe I’m overthinking things and the campy nature of the film as seen through the trailer is all part of its charm. Still, I have a feeling that fans of the book are going to be very happy watching this film crack a whip or two in a world where everybody is just perfect and ridiculously clean. Seriously, look how clean and spotless everything is. It’s as if the set was cleaned by Stanley Kubrick.

50 Shades Of Grey is out on Valentines Day next year. It stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Victor Rasuk, and Callum Keith Rennie. Sam-Taylor Johnson directs.

Last Updated: July 25, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

Word-slinger at Critical Hit. Inventor of the macho Swiss gym chocolate known as Testoblerone. That's...that's about it really.

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