“Fifty Shades Freed” – Movie Review

IMG_3975Don’t mess with Mrs. Grey! Anastasia has two new titles – wife and editor – and has now become a force to be reckoned with.  No longer the timid Anastasia, she’s determined not to loose herself.  She will not allow Christian to dominate her outside of the “red room.”  In this story, Ana seems to be the one “calling the shots.” She’s constantly defying Christians instructions and it’s making him crazy. She’s also fearless and will do anything to protect her family.

“50 Shades Freed” is probably the best book and movie adaptation of the entire E.L. James franchise. It goes beyond being an X-rated love story and builds into a suspenseful drama.  If only all of the “Fifty Shades” books had this type of story line where the sex is secondary to the plot.

This movie opens with the wedding vows, followed by various scenes from the romantic and steamy honeymoon, making some girls wish they had a man with the finances of Christian Grey!  The honeymoon is cut short by the news of a break-in and fire at Christian’s business office.  Jack Hyde (Ana’s former boss) is determined to make her and Christian pay for their happiness and his self-serving misery.  If you haven’t read the books, I won’t spoil the plot for you, go see the movie. It is the last movie of the series, so it ends with a montage of scenes from all three movies.

I was invited to screen the movie by the Sly Fox Club at the Santikos Casa Blanca Theater.  The theater seats over 200 people and every seat was full; I was almost turned away.  I was lucky enough to get the last of the cool gifts (shown in the photo) that were given out to various audience members.  The mirror compact is really nice.  Unfortunately, mine fell on the floor and cracked.

“Fifty Shades Freed” opens Friday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. It goes without saying that it is for mature, adults only.  If you are in the San Antonio area, I recommend seeing it at Santikos Casa Blanca Theater; the seats are really comfortable. “Fifty Shades Freed” is a perfect date night flick. You may want to go to the earlier show and plan for some alone time afterwards 😉 (I’m just saying!)

Enjoy the show and come back and tell me what you think. – BMT

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