Thefanboyseo.com offers our LATE Fifty Shades Darker Review. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. Directed by James Foley and released by Columbia Pictures Philippines.

Yeah its no longer in cinemas so apologies, been busy lately.

Anyway, Anastasia Steele (Johnson) and Christian Grey (Dornan) are back for a sequel. This time they deal with more “mature” stuff like intimacy and romance, as Dakota’s character put it, its a vanilla relationship. For this outing, they also have to contend with their feelings as well as the feelings of the people around them. Oh and there are actual antagonists here now unlike the first movie where it was really just them.

The pacing is awful and while it gets to the direction it wants, it drags it’s legs along the way. Good try for the creative team though as the film, for me, now has more content. It’s got complications and baggage for both characters.

Still no chemistry for the two leads. They say that they’reĀ in-love but its totally not convincing. Not at all. Improvements still as this time at least Dakota Johnson actually telegraphs the notion that she’s thirsty. Good job there. Dornan still acts like a rock from time to time. But at least his abs are still present and he’s overcompensating by giving viewers a segment where he gets to show how good he is in the gym.

I know what you’ll be asking. “Your thoughts on sex scenes Fanboy?”

Answer: Improvement. Yeah, its still a shitty and money-focused way of showing BDSM but at least they veered away from that for Fifty Shades Darker and went more towards kinky. So now there’s less spanking and bondage and more kinky stuff. Honestly I will never look at silver balls the same way now.

The backstory for Christian Grey gets spotlight too in case you’re wondering.

It’s slightly easier to get behind Fifty Shades Darker than Fifty Shades of Grey because there are actual people interacting now whereas before it was just sex sex sex emo then more sex. Here, we get a bit more.

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Is it still crappy? Yes, sadly. Its a lot less crappier than before though.

TL;DR: Fifty Shades Darker has improved. Surpassed the first movie too. But it’s still crappy and its not the studio’s fault. It’s really the source material we have to burn at the stake for.

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