50 Shades Of Grey

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  1. kate23

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    Is anyone here going to watch this movie in theaters when it comes out? I feel like the only person that has no interest in it whatsoever. I've never read the books either but from what I've heard the writing is pretty bad and I've heard some people say that Christian Grey is controlling, manipulative and abusive...so I'm not too sure why it's such a hugely popular series or why some people fancy Christian Grey? I don't want to read about someone like that, and I'd certainly never want to be with someone like that either. Is it just me?
     
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    It's got over 20 minutes of kinky scenes in it, which is a lot by movie standards. I won't be watching the movie but I know that there are many die hard fans of the book. Personally I'd just treat them like any other fandom like Game of Thrones or Star Wars, just that it's a little more explicit.
     
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    No your not alone in not having any interest in this movie, I don't have any interest in seeing it either. To be honest I have always found Fifty Shades of Grey to be over hyped, be it the movie or the book. I am still trying to figure out how this book because such a sensation, and such a best seller. I guess its true what was said that sex sells, because this is the only reason I can come up with for this being such a huge hit.
     
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    The book is PG S & M. The book is PG-13 S & M. If they really wanted to get closer to the idea of the books you would think they would have made this NC-17. The assumption is that this movie is going to make money hand over fist because of the already established audience yet they're scared of being true to what got them the audience in the first place? Nonsense.
     
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    No, it's not just you. I haven't really paid too much attention to the whole 50 Shades hype that has been circulating for awhile now, ever since it was announced that it was going to be a movie or whatever. Lately I've grown a bit curious to see what kind of money the movie pulls in, since there has been talk that the two stars hate each other, so that is kind of interesting to me.

    Is the movie something that I think about, and feel like I need to go see? No. But since I love to read, I wouldn't mind reading the book to see what all the hype is about. I would have to put this on my to-do list or else I would forget all about it, that's how much interest I have in the whole thing at this point.
     
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    I do not want to watch 50 Shades of grey. I never read the book, and I have no desire to pay and sit through two hours of NSFW material. NSFW material is already abundant. The book discuses some underlying issues that are normally attacked in society. The fact that the male protagonist abuses the female protagonist...and disguising it as BDSM is not a good thing for me. I can find better written erotica elsewhere.
     
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    I am going to watch Fifty Shades of Grey out of curiosity, not because I am fan of it. I like watching a movie I really hate and bash it afterwards. Sorry to the fans, though. :) I have read the first book, well, not the whole book though, because I couldn't stand Anastasia Steele's stupidity and Christian Grey is too perfect to be true. He intimidates me.
     
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    The book is very much hyped, so it's expected that the film will be hyped up also. I think that if I will be watching 50 Shades Of Grey, it is also because of curiosity. I have no interest in reading it, the plot doesn't appeal to me, so at least I will just be spending 2 or 3 hours of my life watching it. I read some reviews that the book is like an X-rated novel for middle aged women.
     
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    I've heard similar cases. I don't see why this movie is receiving so much praise either. It seems like it just attracts middle aged women, and teenage girls. Maybe I'm not seeing it, but 50 Shades of Grey does not deserve all of this attention.
     
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    I never watched the movies nor have I read the books and I'm not planning on doing either one but a friend of mine watched the movie and she told me that it was a very crappy film. Personally, I think making that book into a movie is a bad idea. First of all, if you want to see some crazy kinky sex then why not stick to the obvious choice. The fact that the movie has to be toned down for the audience is a clear indication that this film is a bad idea.
     
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    But.. it's not?
    MPAA: Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language
    And it's not BDSM either, tbh.

    That said, I don't get all the hate for this movie. It's a movie. Why people can't get over it is something I will never understand. If you really hated it, you would want it to fall into obscurity, not bringing attention to it by posting how much you hate it everywhere...
     
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    As for now I don't have any plans to go watch this movie at a theater near me. If I do want to watch it later on then I'll go buy the movie after it comes out on video. I do love movies but I'll have to think hard before I watch this movie.
     
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    50 shades of grey has to be the most over rated franchise in history. What was so appealing about this book? Nothing in it was innovative plot-wise, theme-wise, nor did it have any real character development. It's just a book about sex. It's akin to soft porn and its really annoying. Are we really becoming this type of sex-driven society where books and movies like 50 shades of grey excite us. We should be praising books that have clever word play, developed characters, and parable themes. Not anything remotely close to 50 shades of grey.

    I think its really just a legal movie version of soft porn.....
     
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    I'd rather have this kind of society than one where sex is taboo :p It's not like this is the first movie that has banked on sex.. And honestly, how many books can you name over last few years that got popular and were actually good? Hunger games? No. Maze Runner? Not a chance. Twilight? We all know about that. These books are for a different demographic than we are, people that don't care for good art. It's kind of like book version of pop music.
     
  15. JoanMcWench

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    I think the smartest thing about this book series is the advertising. It was genius. The erotica book market is flooded with pieces like this series but, somehow, this one climbed to the top of the figurative corpse pile. It's tough to get a story noticed that follows a similar road as the other stories in the same genre. Genius marketing.

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    Based on what you said concerning it not being 'BDSM' I can only imagine you mean more along the lines of the community as a whole as opposed to the acts themselves. I'm strictly referring to acts. Now, if we're referring to the book (which I at least was) every facet of that definition was explored in their acts.
    In reference to the rating of the movie: If the movie (which I mentioned) was true to the book in exploration (for good or bad) it would have to walk away with an NC-17 rating. However, that's not a lucrative rating so here we are with an R rating.

    I highly doubt a discussion on a forum will 'bring attention' to a film I just saw had a teddy bear commercial at 7 in the morning. That's giving a poster far too much credit. Also, referencing myself (because I was quoted), I do not hate the movie or the book series. In fact, I think movies like this open doors for more artistic/story-based ventures into the less charted graphic waters of sex in cinema.
     
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    BDSM operates on the fact that both participants are informed and willing in the act, which is not what happens in the book, at least not all the time. Without consent, information and care it's just sexual abuse or rape.

    You're forgetting the fact movies are released worldwide with different marketing practices. And the fact that not everyone is watching TV. If people didn't try to kick up a fuss or make fun constantly of the book being bad, I wouldn't even know it exists. Same with the movie. The only reason I know the movie exists is because people are trying to go "look how much I hate this movie, I hate it so much I will make you all aware of it's existence!".
     
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    Then if that's the issue I guess the hubbub comes from her being a virgin thus uninformed? I'm not implying there are not rape elements (rape fantasy elements) to these books but there are also BDSM elements. Occasions where both partners are entirely willing & informed. Here's an

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    Nope, I didn't forget. The approach to advertising/release in France was one I thought most progressive. I stand by exactly what I said: Genius marketing. Genius marketing specific to countries & audiences. I think people saying they hate the movie/books online is less about bringing attention to the movie/books & more about bringing attention to themselves.
     
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    I have absolutely no interest, but my girlfriend left about 20 minutes ago to watch it with her friends. They've all read the books and so are the captive audience. I look forward to the debrief and I'm sure she'll enjoy it!
     
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    I don't have any interest also with that 50 Shades. I just simply think that it's too dreamy, too ideal. Well, it's not realistic, but it's not the kind of children's fantasy, so what's the sense of watching it. There's not much story in it. Well, there is, but it's too dramatic and too ideal to the point everything seems just to please the audience, even more with its sex scenes. For me, it isn't simply just worth watching.
     
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    I think it's a money grab. When I watched the trailer I just don't feel like the characters would be that interesting to watch, they seem bland. I've read the book, I never finished it but I do get the sense of the story which I think wouldn't translate that well on film, not unless they got the best team to work on it.