Friday, February 9, 2018
Fifty Shades Freed Review - 2 Stars
"Fifty Shades Freed" concludes the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, which begins with young Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson) meeting wealthy Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan) and discovering his S&M needs and desires. In episode three, the couple marry, continue to enjoy erotic sex, and conclude the series at the next natural step, that of pregnancy and children. Meanwhile, storm clouds form on the horizon. A former boss has designs on Anastasia, chasing her in his car, breaking into her apartment, and ultimately kidnapping her. The danger subplot is just a way to try to make this feel like a real movie, instead of a beautifully photographed fantasy. The filmmakers know their audience and how to satisfy them. "Fifty Shades Freed," rated "R," 2 stars. Does it deliver what it promises? More of what made the other two successful. Is it entertaining? Poorly written but pretty. Is it worth the price of admission? For fans.