The wait is over. The first look at the second movie in the NY Times Best-Selling series by EL James, Fifty Shades Darker is here. In the trailer, which can be seen below, we see Christian (Jamie Dornan) trying to win Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) back. After he succeeds, we see that there is more to his past then she thinks as things get a little ‘darker’ for her.
— Fifty Shades Darker (@FiftyShades) September 13, 2016
The last movie ended with Christian taking things a little too far with Anastasia and her walking out on him. In this movie, Christian lets Anastasia in but it comes at a high risk as the ghosts from his past threaten everything that they are trying to build.
Obviously there are going to love scenes in this movie. I mean, you read the book. And the fact that the first director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, lost the job for the rest of the series because there wasn’t enough love scenes. Though, the fact that there was a rift between her and the author may have helped as well. The new director, James Foley, seems to pick up where Taylor-Johnson left off which is a sigh of relief. It happens when directors change that sometimes there is a rift in the exchange, but it looks like that won’t be the case in this movie.
The first movie didn’t fare well with Rotten Tomatoes, but did well at the box office bringing in $571 million worldwide. This set the bar high and was one of two movies with female directors (the other being Elizabeth Banks with Pitch Perfect 2) in 2015 that proved that woman can in fact direct successful movies.
Fifty Shades Darker is set to come out Valentine’s Day 2017 with the final movie Fifty Shades Freed coming out Valentine’s Day 2018.
What do you think of the trailer?