From Page to Screen: Fifty Shades Darker

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Fifty Shades Darker is my favorite book in the Fifty Shades trilogy so I was actually excited to see this film and thankfully it didn’t disappoint. There will be spoilers from the book in this review so proceed with caution.

One of my biggest pet peeves with this trilogy was the short time between when Ana left Christian and when they got back together. In the novels, it was literally only a day however in the film it feels like that separation was longer, which I liked. Ana needed some more backbone and willpower so I liked that the film gave her at least a little ounce more of that.

From there the film dives right back into Ana and Christian’s love story, which I enjoyed way more than the first novel. Christian trying to be a real boyfriend rather than a dominant was cute and endearing and I liked it a lot. I also love that this part of the story dives more into Christian’s past, both with other submissives and with Mrs. Robinson, who I can’t stand and I’m so glad she got what was coming to her.

Of course with any book adaptation the film missed a few keys parts. For one, I didn’t like that they took out Christian’s therapist who I loved. I thought he was pretty funny and added another layer to Christian’s character that I really enjoyed. Also, although Christian does get down on his knees in front of Ana in a submissive stance I think if you didn’t read the books you wouldn’t have known how big of a deal this was. They went through it so fast.

In the books this scene was a major turning point because Christian literally becomes submissive to Ana, which was so huge. That was one of my favorite scenes from the whole trilogy and I was sad they didn’t spend a little more time on it. Besides that though, I think the film did really well with this one and it was definitely much better than the first film. I also liked how this film set up all the craziness that’s going to happen in the last movie. I’m actually excited to see the next one. Shocker!


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POLL: Should erotica be considered literature?

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Ever since Fifty Shade of Grey blew up there’s been many questions about erotica. Can it really be considered literature? Are they really romance novels or are they just women’s version of porn? Is it appropriate to read erotica? The list goes on and on. So what’s your opinion? Are erotic novels real books or just pleasurable reads that should be stopped. Vote in the poll and leave your thoughts in the comments. I’m excited to see where this conversation goes.

 

Result’s of last week’s poll:

Should books be adapted into movies?

This poll was a landslide with 100% of you agreeing it depends on the book. I agree, 100%.

POLL: Twilight or Fifty Shades?

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Two of the most talked about and debated series of books are the Twilight series and the Fifty Shades trilogy. Some even argue Fifty Shades is just the Twilight for adults (i.e. an abusive boyfriend taken to adult circumstances). However, despite the incredible amount of backlash both series got they still sold amazing well and have an outpouring of fans, both teen and adult alike.

So if you had to choose which is actually better (yes I said better not worse). Consider this a “lesser of two evils” poll. Are you more of a Twihard or a Grey? Vote below.

Results of last weeks polls:

What’s the Best Vampire Series? Vampire Academy – 100%

Who’s the Best Dystopian Heroine? Katniss Everdeen – 33.33%

Where’s the best reading spot? Anywhere as long as there’s a book in my hand – 35.71%