Whether you’re a preteen or well into adulthood, chances are you have heard of Fifty Shades of Gray, the controversial novel that has sparked tons of debate for its graphic descriptions of not-exactly-vanilla sex acts and practices. With its popularity, a film adaptation could be seen from a mile away, and the trailer has finally arrived to the world, seen earlier today on The Today Show.


I’ve never read the book, have no desire to, and this movie doesn’t make me want to change that. But I will say that while this new trailer doesn’t excite me, it does sort of intrigue me, if only for the interest of how the more explicit acts will be shown. With what the book is famous for, there is almost no way this could be PG-13 right? The second half of the reveal hints at what we can be expected. It will be fun seeing this officially rated and described on filmratings.com once more information is known.

From what can be observed, the film looks fairly cool  from a visual standpoint. Blue, greys, and whites really blend in to create an cold and mysterious tone. It establishes a mood quickly, one that will probably be evident for most of the runtime.  This could surprise aesthetic-wise, as it looks like it has a lot of potential to look really good.

I don’t know much about the leads in Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan, but they look solid enough as a couple, which ultimately may be what the success of the movie boils down to. Crazy as it sounds,  how the score/soundtrack is something I am highly engrossed with. The perfect balance has to be found; go too far one way during certain scenes and this could come off as unintentionally hilarious.

Fifty Shades of Gray has done what an effective trailer is supposed to do: Get people talking, regardless of the fact if they are versed in the “lore” or not. The months leading to the essentially Valentine’s Day 2015 release should be interesting. Whether the film is good or not, it will certainly bring buzz to a period of the moviegoing year often known as “Dumpuary.”

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