TrailerWatch: “Fifty Shades Darker” gets thrilling

fifty-shades-darker-onesheetGet your mind out of the gutter.  By “thrilling”, I mean suspenseful, and maybe a touch of action-genre hijinks? I’ve never been a fan of the books – or their source material. (Even though both have intriguing mythologies, jeebus that’s some bad writing. I outta know from bad writing.) Gotta admit this teaser has me curious though.  And I guess that’s the point now, isn’t it?  Bonus points for Kim Basinger’s brief appearance.  Just enough to get your WTF’s on. Synopsis!

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

Darker could actually make for an interesting film, with it’s deeper dig into Christian’s past.  The original film didn’t do much more than throw Christian and Anastasia into a room, and I can get that in any number of free Kindle “erotica” tales.  Here’s hoping director James Foley (of the incredible Glengarry Glen Ross) makes more headway with E.L. “I Have More Control Over My Property Than I Really Should” James than poor Sam Taylor-Johnson did with Grey.

Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters February 10th, 2017.

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