Fifty Shades Of Grey Twilight with kinky sex

Fifty Shades Of Grey Twilight with kinky sex
Author E. L. James, actress Dakota Johnson and director Sam Taylor-Johnson (L-R) arrive for the screening of the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 11, 2015.

Our movie reviewers get first look at the highly-anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book, Fifty Shades Of Grey, which opens here today with an R21 rating and no cuts, ahead of the Feb 14 US release date,

There's one thing and one thing only that matters in a movie like this.

Chemistry.

Hear me now and believe me later, Johnson and Dornan have huge scientific-type beakers full of it.

He's Hydrogen Sulfide, she's Nitric Acid, and when you mix them together, they explode off the screen.

The only recent on-screen couple that compares is Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart from The Twilight Saga flicks.

Basically, Fifty Shades Of Grey is a sort of companion piece to the Twilight movies.

As you may or may not know, the author of the Fifty Shades books, EL James, started off writing Twilight fan fiction.

As a huge Twilight fan, I was tickled to see all the ways this story of a dumb little chick in lust with a billionaire mirrored the story of Bella and her sparkly vampire boyfriend Edward.

For starters, Johnson and Dornan look a lot like Stewart and Pattinson.

Beyond that, the development of Anastasia's and Christian's relationship is almost comically similar to Bella's and Edward's.

The rainy, woodsy, Pacific Northwest setting is the same.

Christian's large family comprising adoptive members is very Cullen-esque.

It's basically Twilight, but with lots of kinky sex.

Which reminds me - this movie has kinky sex.

Not having read the books, I was expecting Fifty Shades to be tawdry, exploitative and dumb, but it's anything but.

We become so invested in the characters that the sex is more emotional than erotic. This probably has something to do with the fact that it was directed by a woman.

It also helps that this is one of the most beautifully-shot films I've seen in a while - it's shot like one giant commercial for itself.

I can imagine Ridley Scott giving cinematographer Seamus McGarvey a slow clap.

This dude has shot everything from Atonement to The Avengers, and the flick is worth seeing just to bask in the beautiful images he has created.

A lot of critics are going to tell you this movie is rubbish, and that's fine. Not everyone knows how to have fun.

All I can tell you is that Fifty Shades resonated with me like some dark fairy tale.

Christian is the pervert prince, Anastasia is the randy damsel in distress.

It's not politically correct, but it mines a deeper sort of truth. Women do fall for men like Christian - rich, handsome and wicked.

How could anyone possibly deny it?

I love the fact that Fifty Shades has the courage of its convictions, dubious and dodgy as they may be.

Leave the kids at home and have a ball with your partner or your pals.

I went with my date Jeanmarie, and we giggled the whole way through.


This article was first published on February 11, 2015.
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