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Fifty Shades Freed Is Not As Bad As You'd Expect

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Submitted by Joel on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 18:56

I really expected this to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It definitely wasn't great, but it wasn't that terrible! I KNOW! I was shocked, too! I thought this would be my first -9 or -10, but no! Now, it is really, really boring. There are about 15 total minutes of plot, with the resolution of the climax coming literally 10 minutes after the start of the climax. So you might say it was a premature climax, amiright?!!

So this is the third part of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I haven't seen the first two, but we said we'd see every movie that comes to our theater, so HERE WE ARE!! I'm sure I'd have understood more had I seen the first two (sadly, I'll never know), but I felt like I could follow just fine, which is impressive, really! So here's the story: two people get married. Sex. They show their vast wealth. Sex. They show they are the perfect people. Sex. LOOK AT HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE!! Sex. LOOK AT HOW AWESOME WE ARE! Sex. OMG! PLOT! Oh, done already... Sex. The end. 

But, I must say, I was impressed at how awesome Ana is. She is truly independent and doesn't take crap from anyone. I really was impressed by that. I thought this Christian guy would be super possessive and awful, but he wasn't that bad. I'd almost just call him protective, not possessive (ok, a tad possessive). Still, if there is one theme to this movie, it would be that you can be in love with a strong man and not lose yourself. Plus one for girl power! 

Still, I've seen more plot in an After Hours movie on Cinemax. This movie was almost completely a fantasy about how awesome these two are and how amazing their lives are. Sometimes I suppose that's nice to watch, but I like more realistic movies about life. But I'd MUCH rather watch this than The Notebook. For a 'typical female fantasy' movie (if there is such a thing), I'd say this is dull but watchable. Also, much better than Forever My Girl. Ugh... I hated that movie.