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    Senior Member David Vaughn's Avatar
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    Fifty Shades Freed (UHD Blu-ray) review

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    Plot
    When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, “The Fall,” Anthropoid) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, How to Be Single, Black Mass) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson, “The Knick,” “Smallville”) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential, 9 ½ Weeks) intensify the story, determined to destroy the couple’s hopes for a future together.

    My Thoughts
    I honestly can’t tell you how good this movie is because I couldn’t get through the first fifteen minutes without jumping ahead between chapters to see how good the audio and video is, but the movie has horrendous writing, wooden acting, and pedestrian sex scenes. Seriously, unless your wife forces you to watch this, I’d stay away.

    Video 9/10 (MVC)

    Audio 9/10 (Dolby Atmos)


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    Blu-ray:

    • A Darker Direction – Director James Foley explains how his vision had to meet with fans’ expectations.
    • New Threats – An introduction to some new, dark and threatening characters, including Jack Hyde, Leila and, of course, Elena Lincoln – aka Mrs. Robinson!
    • The Masquerade – This featurette about one of the film’s most iconic scenes — the masquerade benefit event at Grey Mansion — explores the production design and costumes and goes behind-the-scenes with the filmmakers and main cast members.
    • Intimate With Darker – An intense look and discussion about the intimate, sensual and provocative world of Fifty Shades Darker, including a visit to the Red Room and, of course, the new “toys!”
    • Blu-ray + Digital Copy






    Conclusion
    Unless you liked the previous two movies, there’s really no reason to watch this. I actually read the books years ago to have something to talk about with my wife and at least the written prose was able to show the chemistry between the two main characters and something was definitely lost in translation to the movie. Skip it.
    David Vaughn
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    Senior Member Lefisc's Avatar
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    Thanks Dave, I have avoided all three movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefisc View Post
    Thanks Dave, I have avoided all three movies.
    As have I. My wife has read the whole series and even she said the first film wasn't a fair representation of the story. She didn't watch the second one and says she isn't interested in this one either.

    I assume this one will collect a lot of dust on your movie shelf.

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    Senior Member David Vaughn's Avatar
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    My local library will get my copy...that's where any movie I don't want ends up.
    David Vaughn
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    Hard to believe but this franchise made tons of $$$$$
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