The movie ‘Fifty shades of Grey’ premieres here on February 12th and some of my friends decided to go see it as a Valentine’s day joke/happening. Of course, I couldn’t go unprepared so I decided to read the book beforehand. I regretted that decision the moment I reached the second page. It wasn’t the story; I liked the story, it was different. I won’t go into the ‘Twilight’ similarities either because I was prepared for that. That’s what this book is supposed to be: a ‘Twilight’ fanfiction.
It was the terrible, awful writing. Every single line of dialogue made me cringe so much that I never got around to feel the eroticism behind it. The Greek translation of it was even worse… I lost two days of my life that I’m not going to get back but I finished it. I was so proud of myself!
I can’t imagine how the team behind the movie are going to turn this piece of crap into some form of art. If they do manage it though I might be tempted to brave the second book.
On the plus side, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan look absolutely hot judging by the trailer. I’ll use that to comfort myself that night to the movies…