Grey on Grey: Movie vs. Book

“This is me, Ana. All of me…and I’m all yours. What do I have to do to make you realize that? To make you see that I want you any way I can get you. That I love you.” ― E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker

Movie and Book Review for Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

I re-read Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James to “prepare” for the movie. Despite the critics reviews of the movie, I have to say that I enjoyed this movie much more than the first one. I have to say that I think there was more chemistry between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan this time around. There was a lot more emotion this time as well. I will admit that there were a few times I actually got a little teary (think Christian in his sub pose or his return after the Charlie Tango crash). Fifty Shades Darker (book version) is also a LOT less kinky than the first book.  As a result, I think that this book was better than the first. I think it was actually my favorite of the trilogy.

How does the movie compare to the book? There were a LOT of sex scenes that they left out of the movie.  In my opinion, this is a bonus because in the book it went on and on and it becomes repetitive. With that being said,  they also argue a lot less in the movie then they do in the book (which also means less sex too). While I was reading the book I just wanted to yell: “We get it, Christian is controlling and Anastasia is a brat- we really get it!!!!!!” It is also nice to not have to hear the term “inner goddess” at all when watching the movies- it was SOOOO annoying in the books. I don’t know about you but, my inner dialogue is not about my inner goddess.

Book Review for Fifty Shades by E.L. James

There were a few other changes as well. Dr. Flynn is completely cut out of the movie. I liked Dr. Flynn- oh well! Also Jack Hyde was never at the masquerade ball taking pictures of the Grey family. I didn’t make much sense to me at all.  There was a lot about Jack Hyde that was changed and left out.  Im not sure how this will play into the third film.

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Grey on Grey: Movie vs. BookFifty Shades Trilogy Bundle by E L James
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on April 17th 2012
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, General
Pages: 1700
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three-half-stars

Now available in a single volume, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.” Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
 
This bundle includes the following novels:
 
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
 
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
 
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Grey on Grey: Movie vs. Book

three-half-stars