The final chapter in the Trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, to my mind, is the best of the three movies.
Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) are married and enjoying an exotic European honeymoon and lots of sensual, rather than S&M, sex, when duty calls and they have to return to New York.
As with all marriages, challenges arise and have to be dealt with. Being the wife of a Billionaire, as far as Ana is concerned, doesn’t mean that she has to lose her identity, but she soon finds that this is easier said than done. Her career is going well, but she has to deal with Christian’s jealousy and controlling ways, as well as bodyguards following her everywhere, and being called Mrs Grey, despite the fact that she is more comfortable being called Ana.
Add to this, not being able to meet with her friends as and when she wants to and dealing with Christians childish tantrums when she doesn’t do what she is told.
However, their love is solid and their sex life is spectacular. Ana even takes the lead in inviting Christian into the “play room”, but he is mindful of not going too far, as he doesn’t want to lose her again.
Playing out in the background is a sinister development, involving Jack (Eric Johnson), Ana’s former boss, which is far more complex than either of them initially thought.
Besides being a romantic drama, being released by Universal to coincide with Valentine’s Day, there is a definite thriller aspect to this finale movie in the saga of Christian and Anastasia, not to mention a few surprises.
Directed by James Foley and written by Niall Leonard, the movie releases on 09 February at cinemas countrywide and is classified 18 SNLV.