Fifty Shades Freed - Movie Thoughts & Feelings



On Saturday night I caught up with a friend to go see Fifty Shades Freed in a local cinema, I was cautious before the film had even started that it may not be all I had anticipated since it was the last and final installment starring actors Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan based on the book by NYT bestselling author E.L James. 

Let me take you way back to the beginning, Fifty Shades of Grey I couldn't get enough of and actually went to the cinema five times to see it! Some say obsessed, I say making sure I didn't miss anything important!The following of the book, keeping in important and fan favourite moments such as the elevator scene was necessary for it to be a hit and it was! 

Fifty Shades Darker was different, it felt jumbled or rushed but I'm a fan which is why I continued to enjoy it despite my ongoing awkwardness about it even to this day I love it but I'm mixed about it.. although moving on to the last and final installment?

Fifty Shades Freed was great, as a fan you couldn't have asked for anything else, they followed the book, kept things in place and I loved the little snippets at the start before it quietened down and settled into a pace because the first chapters in the book are all of Ana thinking back and flitting to the now and there's only so much of a 300 something paged book you can fit into an hour or more movie. 

There was one bit that was like nail scratching on a chalkboard for me and that was Jamie Dornan's singing piano playing scene. I'm not saying the actor can't sing just it left me cringing and unable to watch even now it's a little like... did we really NEED that part? Did anyone else automatically go back to our teenage years and think Edward Cullen?

There were a couple scenes I'd been hoping they'd include and they didn't disappoint. Christian talking to this mother at the hospital and the other scene was  drunk Christian which was hilarious, I couldn't stop laughing at the whole scenario as it word by word near enough was the book even Ana telling Christian she was pregnant was what we all expected he just had this puzzled look of HUH? 

In honesty I'm saddened it's over, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were amazing, especially Dakota Johnson! She played a role that I didn't believe anyone could on screen and I'm excited to see what's next for her. I believe she could take female acting to a whole new level. She embraces her mind, body and is proud to show what she can offer to the world as an inspiring actress and I'm in awe of the role she played. 

One thing that stood out for me obviously was the outfits Ana wore Gone is the naive innocent virgin and replaced with a daring, confident woman. She literally seemed more aware of herself and Dakota nailed it with the work/suit/sun glasses ensemble. What she wore was what I used to dream about wearing for work which is why I loved the fashion even more in this film as it was so much more womanly like she dressed ready to take on the world! 

I'm excited to see what's next, First Twilight as a teenage then Fifty Shades of Grey as a young 20's something woman! I'm thinking there needs to be something even further out there for me to go crazy over. Something different, obviously another bookish franchise for me to sink my teeth into but for now there's so much I want to say and so much I don't know how to say.

My only theory is I believe I need to go again and watch it to get my thoughts in a proper order. 

Have you watch Fifty Shades Freed? What are your thoughts on the movie? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comments below! 

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