It’s only been out for a day, but Fifty Shades Darker is already set for a follow-up film.
The third book adaption of the E. L. James trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed has been confirmed, as a teaser for the final instalment popped up in the post-credits of the newly released sequel.
This might be a little odd to some, considering that Fifty Shades Darker has so far been savaged by reviewers. Right now it has only 8 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and most critics have panned the film as being only half as good as the original.
The third instalment was filmed simultaneously with the second, so it sounds like it was already a done deal. It’s unlikely at this stage a fourth movie will happen – based on James’ fourth novel Grey – as its star Jamie Dornan has said he is done playing the sadistic Christian Grey for good.
Here’s a taster of some of the reviews so far:
The New Yorker said:
“According to “Fifty Shades Darker,” an intelligent and capable young woman who meets long-established conventional criteria of beauty will inevitably become the target of men’s obsession and abuse.”
““Fifty Shades Darker” ’s indifference to its characters’ identities, conflicts, and desires is matched by its indifference to its own cinematic substance. The film’s bland impersonality is grotesque; its element of pornography isn’t in its depiction of sex but in its depiction of people, of relationships, of situations that, for all their unusualness, bear a strong psychological and societal resonance.”
Rolling Stone Magazine presented us with these zingers:
“It’s a beast of roaring stupidity that devours everything in its path,”, “What an incredibly, indelibly idiotic movie,” and, “This softcore swill is hardcore awful”.
While The Telegraph said:
“Perhaps the root of the problem is that Fifty Shades Darker is one of those films that can be made without anyone ever having to ask the vital question ‘who is this for?’, because the answer – the fans – is clear from the start. But as answers go, it’s not detailed enough, and the film’s lack of focus – in terms of plot, character, tone, and virtually everything else – gnaws at your patience throughout.”