It seems like every couple of months cinemas are presenting a new rendition of the tween romance or "adventure" genre. It started with "Twilight" then moved on to "The Hunger Games", then "The Host", then "Divergent", and now "Fifty Shades of Grey".
And it looks like the tween romance genre won't be ending anytime soon.
(Commence heavy sigh)
The first footage of the latest book adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" hit the web this morning and already has plenty of people buzzing about this long awaited movie of raunchy sexual activity. Granted, the footage did give a small glimpse of a underlying plot of mystery and suspense about Mr. Grey, but it might have revealed itself at the end of the footage.
If it's not already clear, I haven't read the books and I'm basing my views on what the footage was like and the stream of gossip surrounding the novel. Plenty of female associates have informed me that most of the book revolves around detailed (and apparently arousing) sexual exploits. Other than that, the only additional knowledge I have of this novel is that apparently Mr. Grey likes handcuffs.
That's as far as I'll go.
Judging this as a film, I can tell that this adaptation wants to entice the imagination and fantasies of female audiences because it possesses a relatable protagonist and a "dark and mysterious" male figure who is clearly able to sate the sexual desires of the protagonist (and probably the audience).
I think it's safe to say that this is definitely NOT a family friendly film.
It's also safe to say the majority of the male audience will be the thoughtful gentlemen taking their significant others to see it for Valentine's Day.
I may end up being one of them.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" opens in cinemas on February 13, 2015 and stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
By: Matthew Romeo
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