Fifty Shades Darker

After the mega crazy of the 50 Shades books written by E.L. James there was no doubt the films were going to either make or break this breathless story.

Fifty Shades of Grey was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and she did a super job to introduce the characters of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

But Director James Foley for Fifty Shades Darker, has taken the story a notch higher and congratulations to him for doing the last part of the trilogy Fifty Shades Freed.

James has recently shot exciting episodes of the TV Series including House of Cards and Billions and is the absolute perfect choice for this Fifty Shades series.

His presentation of the film in a classy, sophisticated and vulnerable style win you over. The film belongs to Christian Grey, sitting on his knees asking Ana to marry him. Grey is laid back in style but makes up for emotions bursting through his eyes and strength in his arms when he plays with Ana. Ana is bubbly but mature and restrained, she knows what she wants and is not afraid to go for it. Of course we knew all these things by reading in the book, but they are delight to see up on the silver screen. The pace maybe slow, but that is where James’s magic comes, he is no hurry, he does not magnify or glorify any moment or act, he is passionate about the love story and if you had not read the book, you would have fallen in love with this romantic story.

Jamie Dornan is strong and vulnerable, while Grey’s character may haunt him, but after this performance he has proved that he is an incredible actor who can step into any character and make you believe.

Dakota Johnson may have issues getting future roles because she is always going to be lovely Ana, she will need a very dramatic graph, somewhat like Kristen Stewart’s filmography to step out and make her own mark as an actress.

The winner of the film is also the amazing soundtrack managed by Dana Sano. She has collected hits from Zayn Malik, Taylor Swift but also from Kygo, Sia and Frances.

From iTunes Apple:

“Dana Sano, GRAMMY®-nominated music supervisor of Fifty Shades of Grey, sheds light on picking songs for the sequel, Fifty Shades Darker:
“We wanted to find classic, quality, and timeless songs. Similar to Fifty Shades of Grey, we only pursued new and original music for Darker and it was important that every song on the soundtrack also be in the film. In the story, Christian and Ana have a complicated relationship so the soundtrack organically reflects that. As with the first film and soundtrack, there is something for everyone and it honors the diversity of the fans, audiences, and musical tastes. For me, the standout sleeper tracks are by Toulouse, The-Dream, Frances, and Halsey.”

The two pieces by Soundtrack Music Director Danny Elfman include On His Knees and Making It Real and they are beautiful too.

Fifty Shades Darker is a now a film and not the submissive-dominant story. It has moved on. Make it yours, be mine…