‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer released: will this be a fun movie to hate-watch?

50 shades

Okay. I have a tough admission to make: I really like the first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. The secret is that I came to the table with A) low expectations and B) the only hope that it would be fun. And it is fun! Jamie Dornan is going to be interesting as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson actually seems like a decent, true-to-the-book Ana Steele. We already knew her hair was going to be a f—king mess (and it really is because BANGS and a bad dye job), but everything else looks good. That’s how I imagined Christian’s apartment. That’s how I pictured Ana Steele. The music helps too – it’s sexy. And you can hear Beyonce moaning, I guess. Here’s the trailer:

See? It’s not bad at all. It will be fun. I’m sure the 50 Shades-loonies will nit-pick and find a reason to be disappointed, but as far as pop culture general interest goes, this might be better than expected. Here’s another admission: I thought the elevator kiss was HOT. Jamie Dornan. Unf. But Christian walking around shirtless, in jeans? I chuckled a little bit. Seriously you guys, this is going to be such a fun movie to hate-watch.



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  1. eliza says:

    I wouldn’t waste one dime on this dog of a movie. I won’t even bother to watch when it winds up on one of the movie channels.

  2. GiGi says:

    So… I didn’t read the books *exactly* – I only read “Jen Trout Reads 50 Shades of Grey” which was more than enough to understand that the books were just all around awful.

    However, ahem, this looks better than the books… hopefully they took all the ridiculousness out of it and left it with a hot story… and the elevator – yup. Hot. I still think the casting is a mess, but I bet this movie does very well.

  3. Tiffany27 says:

    Jamie Dornan. Get in me sir. That is all.

  4. Innie Outie says:

    Hate-watch! So this is what I did to Twilight :D

    P.S. Jamie Dornan looks incredibly charisma-less and unimpressive in this trailer. Almost tame. Is that the way his character is supposed to look in the book?

    • Lindy79 says:

      I thought the same. Granted I have mainly read piss take chapter by chapter reviews but in the non kiss scenes I get zero intensity from him which is very…odd.

      And yeah…I hated the book. They weren’t sexy. Ana is a horrible, annoying cliche of a character I wanted to die along with her inner f*cking goddess and Christian Grey is an emotionally manipulative control freak that any sane woman should run from.

    • Me1 says:

      So this. He’s doing nothing for me at all. I just think he looks pretty meh.

    • ataylor says:

      eh. he’s trying way too hard and falling way too flat.

    • Nur says:

      I read the first book. I gagged and vomited on all the blatant abuse that was badly disguised under the S&M blanket (author clearly has no idea between the fine distinction of emotional abuse and the consent ruling S&M relationships.)
      Having said that, I agree Jamie does not make a good Grey at all. I feel no charisma or heat from him here. I cant believe Im saying this but Anna was actually much better than I expected from the early pictures and the trailer couldnt have been done better given what crap the material is.

    • Jenns says:

      I thought he looked good in the pictures, but yeah. He is boring in this trailer.

    • Sixer says:

      I thought that trailer was hilarious! I would NOT watch, however. There will always be a better choice, right? Still, the trailer was great for two reasons:

      1) they put THIS VALENTINE’S DAY in capital letters in the middle of it because this is every woman’s idea of romance, right? I hope they also release a line of associated Valentine’s Day cards. I will be sure to buy one for Mr Sixer and sign it “catch me in the lift later, big boy”.

      2) they nicked a running-in-hoodie scene straight from The Fall. Ha. Hahahaha.

    • Isadora says:

      I have to say I’m surprised by the trailer. I’ve read 2 of 3 books (couldn’t stomach the third) and it was a horrible mess. Really. But the trailer looks like they did the best with the material given, the cinematography is quite decent, the set design beautiful, the music fitting. The story is still a mess though, I actually laughed two times during the trailer (where I’m not supposed to laugh lol).

      But back to cinematography: I think it’s funny that you don’t see Jamie’s face that often compared to Dakota? I mean, you see his hands, him running with a hoodie, from behind kissing Dakota (who is doing surprisingly fine), from behind watching over the city etc. lol This whole “Mr. Grey” thing works only if you don’t see his cutie patootie face, imho. He has this Orlando-Bloom-like pretty boy face that’s really just not sexy for me at all, let alone sinfully, dangerously sexy. I got more sexy vibes from the blurry nanosecond you see Max Martini in the trailer than from Jamie Dornan.

      However knowing me, I’ll probably see this. I’ve even seen Twilight with friends, so I guess it will be the same and someone will want to see this and I’ll tag along and badmouth the movie while munching some popcorn and therefore getting hit by my friends. *g*

  5. Dorothy#1 says:

    I actually liked the first two books. They were fun, not life changing but fun :) I’m looking forward to,this movie!!

    • Hissyfit says:

      The only reason I read this book is because 2 of my bestie cousins forced me to give it a try and i’m glad i did because I ended up enjoying it! It’s not a Pulitzer kind of book but it was fun to read.

      The trailer looks good. I can’t wait for the movie!

  6. Ali J says:

    Looking forward to it! Hopefully the inner goddess appears too!

  7. maybeiamcrazy says:

    Nowhere Boy was a good movie . Sam Taylor J. might just suprise us.

  8. PunkyMomma says:

    Oh the cheese factor is off the charts! 🚁

  9. Ninks says:

    I haven’t read the books, but I work in a library and I’ve been on the internet once or twice so I caught the jist of them. I watched the trailer to see how bad it would be. I actually had high hopes for Jamie Dornan, because he was so dangerous and charismatic in The Fall (TV series he did in Ireland & the UK), and I thought he could do a good job in the movie, but he just looks bland in the trailer. There’s zero chemistry between. It’s hard to judge from the trailer but this is about what I expected.

  10. Nope says:

    I like my erotica without a side of abuse, thanks.

    • Tiffany27 says:

      Yeah I’ve heard that aspect of the story is quite gross.

    • Lindy79 says:

      Its awful. Truly. I’m not talking about the sub/dom stuff.
      He gets pissy when another guy calls HER (something she had zero control over), and she worries how he’ll react to various scenarios (again, things she has no control over) and what he’ll do to her, he tells her when/what to eat and drink, he finds out where she lives by magical GPS, gives her a phone so he can track her . It’s not sexy.
      She repeatedly says she wont do anything she doesn’t want to do..then does everything he tells her.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        This sounds like the James spader/Maggie Gylenhall move “secretary.” I remember being super disturbed during the one part where she demonstrates her submission by sitting at his office desk for three days starving and urinating all over herself because she won’t remove herself from the place she was told to sit.

      • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:


        I could never stomach that movie either, same reasons for this one. Erotica is better without abuse. I guess it is ok for some people, but for someone who is a DA-R. survivor that movie is a sexual aberration.

  11. Allie says:

    Elevator kiss was pretty hot! Def won’t go see this in the theaters but if on hbo, why not. I still think the woman who plays Ana looks waaayyyyy too old to play a college student.

  12. Khalesi says:

    Haven’t read the books, but I actually think I might watch this movie, just for JD

  13. littlemissnaughty says:

    Whyyy am I at work and can’t watch it with sound? I didn’t make it through the first book but at the very least, the look of this movie is not as cheap as I expected. I will definitely not watch this in the theater but possibly later during girls’ night. With cocktails. Although that was a disappointment when we tried it for the last 2 Twilight movies. Horrible!

  14. Gretchen says:

    I’ve had absolutely no interest in the books or the film. Until now.

    Hot elevator kiss was hot. Jamie Dornan is hot….I guess I’ll probably shame watch it. Still wouldn’t touch the books with a ten-foot barge pole though.

  15. hutter says:

    I wouldn’t say “It’s not bad at all.” It’s not as bad as it possibly could have been. Doesn’t mean it’s any good.

  16. lisa2 says:

    I haven’t read the books. Probably won’t.. but this doesn’t look bad to me. I think he looks very sexy and from what I can see he could fit the character.. (limited knowledge)..

    I’ll see it on dvd.. this is not the kind of movie I see in theater.

    • lisa2 says:

      ** adding’

      looking at the trailer again I was wondering should the scene when they go into that locked room be darker.. in feel. I think it looks maybe to pretty to be dirty. If that makes sense. Maybe look as the story goes on will look more darker.

  17. PunkyMomma says:

    Sometimes a movie is so bad that it’s good in a campy way. This just might be one of those films. I can’t take it seriously. Dakota looks to be a terrible actress and while I think Jamie can be oh-so-hot, his smoldering Christian Grey makes me snort.

    • Decloo says:

      Is the girl character supposed to be a terrible insomniac? What’s with the bags and lines under her eyes? Does he torture her with sleep deprivation?

      • PunkyMomma says:

        *snort* No, she’s not an insomniac, she’s just an idiot. Come to think of it, his character is idiotic, too. (Gosh, I wish I had some handcuffs and whip emoji.) 🔑

      • mayamae says:

        Ana is supposed to be plain. No makeup, non-stylish hair, and wears mostly sweats with sneakers. Luckily, her roommate is rich with expensive clothes to be borrowed. Christian sends Ana to the salon all of his subs go to, and she gets a stylish cut. Incidentally, the owner of the salon is the woman who initiated Christian into BDSM. I actually liked that Ana immediately recognized that this woman, a friend of his mother’s, molested Christian – something he didn’t get.

  18. Lucretia says:

    I read the Kindle “free sample” and a summary from Wikipedia, I think. The problem with the film: neither of the leads is hot, at least not to me.

    • Innie Outie says:

      MTE. Dornan in particular looks simply boyish and homely to me.

      • Isadora says:

        Boyish he is. I think the problem is also age? Because those people in the book are very young, I think 19 and 24 or something. So I guess it’s hard to a) find an actor (any actor) for this drivel that b) looks like he could be 24 and c) has the sinfully sexiness Christian Grey is supposed to have. So who would be a suitable alternative in that age range?

      • Innie Outie says:

        @Isadora, I think a poster below said he’s 27? So I suppose they could actually go with an actor who’s around 30. You’re right, I think age here really plays its part, but I still find it hard to believe that they couldn’t find an unknown young male actor who’d have the kind of dark glamour and danger/seductiveness that I think Gray must exude?

      • Isadora says:

        Yes, you are right. I take it back – I just realised that Fassbender was exactly 24 in Band of Brothers and .. well… damn. Same goes for Toby Stephens in his late 20s. And they both even had the right hair colour (Grey has dark copper hair in the book). And I’m quite thankful now that nobody offered them such an awful role back then lol.

  19. aenflex says:

    The books were so poorly written and characters so badly developed that I couldn’t make it through all three. I would not pay money to see this film.

  20. kibbles says:

    I haven’t read the books but the trailer looks shockingly quite good. I would watch this at the theatre with my girlfriends. Seems like a fun movie on a girls night out. I think this is will be a hit on Valentine’s day weekend.

  21. Me1 says:

    I just don’t think a Jamie is hot or charismatic. This trailer falls flat and just seems too cheesy for words. It’ll do well though I’m sure.

  22. ataylor says:

    Ok so I read the series when it was still part of the Twilight fan fiction as “Master of the Universe” before the publishers switched the names from Edward and Bella to Christian and Ana and the name to 50 Shades of Grey.

    It wasn’t…that…bad. Now I don’t mind a little steaminess so maybe that’s why I didn’t mind so much. Also it deviated significantly from the original storyline so much that I wasn’t completely annoyed by it — other than Bella/Ana’s character who somehow managed to irritate the hell out of me again.

    I won’t buy a movie ticket, but I will wait for Netflix or Amazon Prime since I already have a subscription to both. I will say this about to trailer, Jaime Dornan is not the person I see as Edward/Christian. Nope. Too psycho looking. In the story he was supposed to look intimidating, intense, handsome and alluring…not someone who looks at you like he’s planning on chopping you up and burying half your body parts in the woods. Jamie looks way too try hard and creepy. Homeboy needs to dial it back down a notch.

    Disclaimer: I’m actually NOT a fan of the ridiculously stupid and bland Twilight series, but since the SnowQueenIceDragon version had gotten so much negative WOM from Twihard coworkers who thought it AND I QUOTE: “corrupted the beauty and purity of Edward and Bella’s love story” (gag) I HAD to read it. Mainly just to spite my former coworkers and as a little bit of revenge for driving me crazy with years of Twilight hysteria.

    And yes I would talk about it incessantly to my Fifty Shades hating coworkers whenever the subject of Twilight came up as self-defense. It was the only way they would shut up about it.

  23. Kristen says:

    This is maybe too mean, but Dakota Johnson ruins it for me. I just find her so incredibly unattractive that I can’t understand why he’d be interested in her. And Jamie Dornan def comes across as kind of meek and cheesy here. Boo.

  24. Sabrina says:

    The trailer actually looks really good. While I will not go watch this movie in theatres I will watch it once it’s on DVD just for the curiousity factor.

    Their chemistry is much better than I expected it to be. The elevator kiss was definitely hot.

  25. GeeMoney says:

    The acting in this trailer looks bad… yeesh. I might hatewatch the movie just because, though.

  26. Talie says:

    I want that song on my ipod!! I love the new remix

  27. BadAssCompass says:

    I’m beginning to think than people haven’t seen The Secretary :D
    he’s hot, she’s meh, this kind of sterile surroundings only remind me of an American Psycho, so I must ask do books end with an axe scene? :D

  28. Kaye says:

    I tried to read the first book to see what all the hype was about, and I just couldn’t get very far. It was offensive – - no, not the content or the S&M, but the writing itself. Horrible.

  29. MediaB says:

    I liked it better when it was, you know, The Secretary.

    In fact, let’s all re-watch The Secretary in … Protest? Celebration? Submission…?

  30. Sway says:

    He’s kinda hot, but she’s really plain and boring looking, she has no charisma and on top of it, looks a little plastic.

  31. Dani says:

    I don’t know…Dakota actually seems pretty good as the naive virgin that is Ana. Hair and everything.

  32. LAK says:

    Looks like Sam Taylor Johnson did a good job with the risible source material.

  33. Angela says:

    She is so fug…. bags under her eyes…. not like the character at all. Disappointed.

  34. DD says:

    Couldn’t they have done something about the bags under her eyes?!

  35. Micah says:

    Oh. my. god…..

    Done with my best Charlize eye roll.

  36. No Way says:

    I am with Kaiser, I had really low expectations, but the trailer actually is pretty good and I like it. I also hate to admit it, but I read the books and the Twilight series which they so clearly stole from. Great literary classics they are not, but a campy fun read for some if you don’t take it so seriously, and look for any real meaning. It’s like watching junk on tv or gossip sites – pure escapism. Ana/Bella really is the worst version of the girl from high school who drops everything once she meets the guy, and I thought that was kind of funny.

    I thought it would translate poorly onto film, because the most interesting parts of the books are in Ana’s head. I just didn’t think this would translate well. Still might not, but unlike the first Twilight movie which was so poor film quality and script writing, it looks like they spent some money and doesn’t look as cheap production wise. So maybe it would be fun to watch, but who knows.

    • Illyra says:

      “It’s like watching junk on tv or gossip sites – pure escapism.”

      I didn’t read them, but agree with you completely. If some people enjoy the books I won’t hold it against them. None of us restrict ourselves to classic literature and film at all times… how boring would that be?

      This movie looks fun IMO. Definitely watching it.

  37. Maude says:

    I actually think this looks better than I would have guessed. Jamie Dornan is hot and I think he is a decent actor. He plays a serial killer quite well on The Fall, which I would recommend if you enjoy suspenseful tv. I would probably go see this after all the hysteria dies down. It would a redbox rental for me, since I’m terrible about actually getting to a theater to see movies.

  38. Yelp says:

    I kinda like it *runs behind couch and hides*

  39. Dedre says:

    He doesn’t do it for me at all. What a waste of funding, they could have really turned another book into a movie instead. I read the books because I’m a pop culture fanatic and didn’t want to talk about/diss something I haven’t tried, so I still have Michael Fassbender as my Christian Grey, maybe that’s why this guy doesn’t do anything for me, because he’s a huge step down.

  40. I refuse to pay to hate watch this . Instead I will be the pirate I am…and shall fast forward all the ridiculous shit that’ll piss me off because I know the BDSM life a bit too well to accept the stupid but damn Jamie Dornan is smex on legs…

    • mayamae says:

      Regarding BDSM – I know nothing from personal experience. Strangely, this trilogy (that I acknowledge is certainly subpar) led to an interest in other BDSM books. I’m still not interested in the lifestyle (it seems either you are D/s or you aren’t, and I’m obviously not) but I discovered Joey Hill and find her pretty awesome. It can be overwhelming and intense, but I do love her books.

  41. lala says:

    I dont think he is bringing it as christian grey and his accent doesnt sound american.

    • mayamae says:

      I think it’s fitting considering the books were written by a British woman poorly portraying an American couple. I find it very distracting to read about prams and maybe even blokes – words distinctively UK. Some things don’t translate easily. I love a British erotic author named Charlotte Stein, but her heroes are consistently wearing “jumpers” which are not masculine in any form in my neck of the woods.

  42. may234 says:

    SWEET! I’m going and dragging all of my friends with me into this!

  43. Marisa says:

    The books were crap, so the movie will be crap.

  44. alihar says:

    The 50 Shades haters EXHAUST me. Don’t read the book….don’t go to the movie. The books weren’t meant to be Pulitzers……they were meant to be sexy fun escapism. I thought the trailer was good. Elevator scene was hot and I thought Dakota handled the Ana character very well. I hate the way they styled Jamie’s hair as Christian (he looks so much hotter with his hair less ‘contained’) but I thought that he did a good job as well. I think they had a good Director so that could help make the movie much better than most anticipate.

    And haters…..the they won’t miss you at the theater….I’m sure they will have plenty of the millions who liked the books there in the theaters.

    • holly says:

      they should have let him keep his beard. he’s so much hotter with facial hair. without it he looks like nothing.

    • Roger says:

      Just because these books are from just entertainment don’t mean a terrible quality of product. It’s exactly the same excuse with films and TV. Personally I love a good entertainment -And that’s mean quality- and yes, FSOG is a pathetic little book with no clear smart entertainment purpose.

    • mayamae says:

      @alihar – I hear you. I personally read the books on loan, and don’t think I would have made it past book two otherwise. I also think the books are subpar, and the author is damned lucky that she wrote the right book at the right time.

      Having said that, there’s a real snobbishness revealed in the majority of these comments. Most who admit to reading the books (including me) feel the need to include they barely made it through, or it was dreck, etc. Clearly everyone here reads only true literature. It kind of reminds me of the Friends episode (I know, it’s dangerous to trigger the JA hate) where it’s revealed that Rachel claims her favorite movie is Dangerous Liaisons, when in actuality it’s Weekend at Bernie’s.

  45. Anname says:

    I just can’t get past the fact that Christian is the author’s fantasy rendition of Rob/Edward. The fact that we know who she was imagining while she wrote this thing is weird (she was very open about that online when it was fanfiction). Jamie Dornan seems totally fine in the role and the trailer is better than expected, but the story will never work for me personally.

  46. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    This probably means my geek factor is off the charts but when I read the first book I could not get over my annoyance that this guy Grey was a 27 year old self made billionaire based on industries like SHIPPING and TIMBER. Folks, this is the 21st century not the 19th! So much more believable if he had invented an internet search engine, microchip or e commerce/social media engine. There is kink and then there are the realities of global commerce. But the author couldn’t even be bothered or was too ignorant and after a while the kink just got repetitious and boring so I stopped reading.

    For Jamie fans there is a lot of better fanfiction erotica about his character Graham on the OUAT fanfiction.net site. Just google “Irish Swan” for some much better written filthy smut than 50 Shades.

  47. petra says:

    I’m sorry, but this is hysterically bad. What ‘s good about this? What’s happening with their faces? Jamie Dornan is incredibly attractive in The Fall, but I don’t recognize him in this. The trailer falls flat because both, Jamie and Dakota, are terrible actors. This is embarrassing. I’m afraid without Ana’s inane monologues about how kind, generous, and playful Christian is, he’s just going to look like the creepy, abusive stalker that he is. Check out Ket and Gehayi sporkings the trilogy at The Sporkings of Das Mervin and Company if you want a good laugh.

  48. Mingy says:

    My inner goddess says this is going to suck.

  49. Grumf says:

    Meh…I’ll just watch The Fall again.

  50. kri says:

    LMAO!!!!! Fifty Shades of No F*cking Way Am I Paying For This Movie Ticket!! Omg, that shit was HI-larious. Although JD is hot. But the rest-hahaha.

  51. blueclouds says:

    Can’t believe anyone can find this kind of abusive relationship “hot” and women actually want to be treated like that. Jamie Dornan’s face is meh but he looks better with a beard. And LOL at FSOG fans who feel offended when someone points out it’s Twilight fan fiction.

  52. M.A.F. says:

    I read all the Twilight books so I’m good. I don’t need to read/watch another unhealthy relationship played out in the disguise of someone acting as if this is what love is all about.

  53. Lady says:

    I read the first book out of curiosity and didn’t continue because I found it a bit ridiculous but I do understand that was kind of the point! I have a feeling this trailer was edited to be something the movie will not be. Elevator kiss was hot… I’ll watch it for a laugh!

  54. Julie says:

    I didn’t read any of the books, but I will see this movie. The trailer looks good.

  55. Melly M says:

    Considering the way he talks about it, I don’t believe anymore that Charlie Hunnam changed his mind. He still would love to play Christian Grey.
    I think Charlie was asked to leave because the fans’ reactions were so negative; they even started a petition.
    If he really had realized the project could hurt his career or his private life, he would hope people will forget he was ever associated with this film.
    Instead, he even wants his audition to be included on the DVD!

    • zinc says:

      You just hit the nail on the head. Charlie was Hunnam was getting hate all over the place and the studio pulled him. I can see why. Even when cleaned up, he still looks like he needs a shower and in no way strikes me as a dashing billionaire into S&M. He was trying for big fame, but his PR did not think this out too well.

      Not that this boring looking movie is for anyone other than women with bad or non-existent sex lives, or silly young girls from what I see of the women who are excited for it. I have too many good books and movies to watch to spend my time and money hate watching for more than a few minutes when it hits cable. I like some trash now and again, but this abuse masquerading as a romance is too much.

      There was a reason why every other decent actor (Fassbender, Gosling, Skarsgard, Helund and more said no to this mess). Jamie is going to regret this and the crazy fans that will come with these movies. He should have waited for something better if he is a good actor.

      • Suzie says:

        But now there are suddenly quite a lot of people on this Facebook Fifty Shades Trilogy page writing that Charlie Hunnam would have been a great Christian, a better Christian… LOL
        Apparently, the studio just would have had to wait…

    • Poe says:

      I get a mixed reaction when it comes to Charlie Hunnam. I think part of him wanted to play Grey in hopes of a bigger career success since SOA is in its final season. I also think he may have dropped out for other reasons. I, honestly, don’t even think read the books IMHO. Have you heard/read some of his interviews? I think he’s taking a high route, and discussing the film, because I know actors get asked about roles they passed up. He needs to just answer with, “Yeah, I dropped out or got kicked out of the role, but I’m done talking about it. Next question please.”

      I read a bit of the first book, and hated it with a passion. Not true BDSM, and everything. Else has already been discussed.

      • S Heart says:

        I used to agree with zinc – Charlie is not this “dashing billionaire” – until I saw his new Calvin Klein commercial.
        Wow- he would have been suuuuuch a hot Christian Grey, much more believable than Jamie Dornan.
        The studio has made a biiiiiiiiiiggggggg mistake. Maybe you can learn from this not to react to quickly to negative comments.

        After seeing this commercial – yes, I would have paid to watch Charlie like this in a whole movie.

      • zinc says:

        Sorry, but you need more than a quick commercial to show me that you are some dashing billionaire in looks and behavior. I have seen Charlie in things outside of SOA in recent and his acting chops are something to be desired. Still, anyone with decent offers should not be anywhere near this and these crazy fans. Plus, you have to sign on to this for at least 3 movies!

  56. Abby_J says:

    Twilight fan fiction. That is all I think of when I think of this story. I didn’t read the books, and won’t see the movies.

    I do adore Jamie Dornan, I will just have to wait patiently until the second season of The Fall.

  57. Jenna says:

    The cinematography and set designs look superb! But that’s about it. I’m already cringing at the acting as well. I’ll watch the movie. But not in the theatres.

    Also, where can I get that version of ‘Crazy in Love’? Me gusta.

  58. Happy21 says:

    50 Shades of Shit. Read about 3 chapters of the book just because I had to know what the hell it was and it was AWFUL. Like the worst reading experience of my entire life. I had friends that went 50 shades batshit crazy and I couldn’t help but feel like they wouldn’t know a well written book if it bit them in the ass.

    I will never watch this movie because I can’t imagine how bad it will be. If movies are pretty much always worse than the books – that statement says it all. No thank you. I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

  59. Allie says:

    JD is hot. I didn’t read the book, but I will watch this when it hits On Demand.

  60. Lindy79 says:

    Did anyone else snort when the
    “featuring a remix of an old Beyonce song”
    flashed up on the screen.

    As if you’d go “well..I have no intention of seeing that movie but NOW, good lord there is a version of Crazy in Love that sounds a bit like Beyonce is having a sexy stroke (no pun intended), I am THERE!!

  61. Heather says:

    I did not read the books because I am not a fan of poor writing/romance type stuff, but I have a few questions for you all.

    - Isn’t it totally unbelievable that a guy like that would be attracted to a girl like that?
    - What is the female character supposed to be like?

    From the trailer, I just totally do not get it. I know the plot basically, but is the girl really supposed to be that insipid, boring, and blah? Why would a hot, rich, successful guy ever be attracted to her….Just to dominate??? I guess from the trailer I see him with more of a socialite or a hot, self-assured, successful lawyer, etc.

    Lastly, the movie actually looks a LOT better than I thought! I may even rent it one night after it comes out on demand!!

    • Pinky says:

      She reminds him of his long, lost, deceased slore of a mom, I think.

    • noway says:

      Yes it is very unlikely. Not only is she is supposed to look like his deceased mom, but she is supposed to be so naturally beautiful that even though she dresses and is styled like a hot mess he sees her untapped beauty. Yeah she isn’t really pulling that off.

      Still it looks like it could be better than the book, but keep in mind this is just 2 min. and some pretty good music so maybe it will just make a good music video. I really like Beyonce’s special Crazy Love rendition. I think this might have made the trailer for me.

  62. Leslie says:

    The trailer is not as bad as I expected, but it isn’t sexy. More like stupid.

  63. Calabar says:

    Am sorry the guy doesn’t fit the Character.
    He needed to exude power and be mysterious, and make you wanna throw your panties at him.
    He looks like a teenager

    Christian Bale would have been perfect for this but no way he was doing this
    or that guy from nip tuck

  64. Molly says:

    Obviously this movie is no American Beauty academy award winning film based off a pulitzer prize winning novel but people need to lighten up geez. My favorite haters are the HE IS NO CHRISTIAN GREY TO MEEEEE commenters on the film’s page. People forget that at least commenting on here you are slightly anonymous but using your real facebook page to call Jamie Dornan ugly when you are a fat middle aged guidance counselor from Akron is literally inviting the jokes and these women cannot handle it being dished back.

    I am going to watch this and drag my husband to it because we are class all the way. I’ll be living in Seattle when this comes out and I’m excited to see the super twihardy types go for tours of the film’s locations even though it was filmed in vancouver.

  65. piper says:

    Wow, this looks incredibly silly. I apologize to Dakota, but she doesn’t translate well on the big screen. This is Mary Sue at her worst. Unbelievably dull and bland. Unfortunately, Jamie is just as dull. This is clearly for the fans. This isn’t going to change the minds of the haters or the indifferent. I can’t believe the studio is serious about this. I wonder if this is going to replace Twilight at the Razzies.

  66. Paris says:

    Trilogy is bad. Books could be good and tasty, but E. L. James is not A WRITER.
    Dear Erika, leave it to Sandra Brown!

    Trailer is …. funny. I laughed. I was in love with Jamie Dornan in “The Fall”. He was hot! Hot serial killer! In this trailer he looks like … sweet puppy… Kermit the Frog.
    I like song remix.
    I might watch this movie. At home … with a lot of junk food and wine. I have to drunk to watch this disaster.

  67. Lydia says:

    I kinda want this to be surprisingly good. The subject matter differs little from something like Secretary (which I love). The screenplay wasn’t written by EL James or whatever her name is–it could be decent. It probably is, actually, if they got someone of Taylor Johnson’s caliber to direct it instead of someone no one ever heard of.

  68. Reece says:

    My reaction:
    1st part- SUIT PORN!!! YAAASS!!! Damn I may actually spend money on this…*drool*
    2nd part – Nope I’m back. I’m good. I’m out.
    The end – So I guess Beyonce really is on the soundtrack…? Interesting. The song fits, I guess. IDK how I feel about this.

  69. patty says:

    It seems that I may be one of the few people who read AND enjoyed all three books. My mind needed a getaway at the time and FSOG did that for me. I am just truly disappointed in the movie casting!!! Jamie is cute but he does not appear to have the looks,charisma or dominant attitude descibed in the book. And Dakota Johnson just looks too old. There isn’t anything cute or innocent looking about her. I saw them on an interview together this morning and I just did not feel the chemistry. I will support the film to complete the FSOG journey but I will also need a drink :) . My casting dream is the GORGEOUS Henry Cavill and the sweet and cute Katharine McPhee.

  70. rep says:

    I’m sure the 50 Shades-loonies will nit pick? Come on. This is the biggest joke of a movie.

  71. rep says:

    Oh and “find a reason to be disappointed?” One doesn’t have to look far.

  72. MerlinsWife says:

    Hardly an Oscar contender, but it looks better than I expected… and better than the first Twilight.

  73. RG23 says:

    Not gonna lie… I am looking forward to love watching this. Jamie is HOT and totally what I pictured. The nit picking sucks, but people need to do it. Bring it Valentines Day. My girlfriend and i already have plans to leave the hubbies at home (NOT on actual vday…). I also enjoyed the trailer.

  74. michele says:

    I really don’t get the appeal of this, has no one ever seen of or read plot lines of people getting tied up or bossed around the bedroom ….dominated or used? Really at a loss with why this is such a hit. I think it was very smart of Charlie Hunnam’s people to steer him very far from this crapfest.

  75. Francis says:

    Waiting for it to hit Netflix in a year or less and then will watch maybe on a sleepy weekend.
    The books never appealed to me, so I can wait for it to hit the download market.

  76. nadia says:

    Lol, Twilight smut. like, event the cut-aways are just like the first movie. comical.

  77. Ava says:

    The problem with this movie is I don’t want to sit in a dark theater with strangers watching soft core…..it is a watch at home movie.

  78. Fue McCormick says:

    As Lerch said: … Ugghhhh ….

  79. Zombie Shortcake says:

    Lol, what a mess. That ridiculous remix of Crazy in Love is the cherry on top an unintentionally hilarious trash sundae.

  80. Laura says:

    I’m sorry but Jamie doesn’t come across as Christian at all. He’s supposed to ooze sex appeal and be practically god-like in appearance. Jamie to me doesn’t come across as intense at all, and really looks rather scruffy to me. Definitely not what I’d consider panty-dropping attractive.