Finally, we see our Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele together! Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson grace the cover of Entertainment Weekly as the steamy couple, making it finally feel like this movie is really happening.
But we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see this sex-filled story on the big screen as the release date has been pushed back to February 13, 2015. Sure, it kind of makes sense that Fifty Shades will be released later than expect since our original Christian, Charlie Hunnam, backed out of the role shortly after the casting news was announced. But could one of the reasons why it’s now slated for a February release be because it’s – dare we say it – not good?
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In the world of movies, the scheduled release date isn’t just drawn from a hat or thrown on a calendar at random – it done a lot more carefully than that. Blockbusters are released in the summer, Oscar-worthy films are released around the holidays and the throw aways hit theaters between January to March. That’s just how it’s done. So to hear that Fifty Shades is moving from blockbuster season to slow season makes us question how good this movie really is.
Hey, we could be wrong! Maybe the company behind the film really wants to cash in on the Valentine’s Day crowd, but what couple would really go see an S&M love story with a bunch of strangers? None – that’s why we’re going to bet plenty of single ladies will be gathering up their fellow single girlfriends to have their “Girl’s Night Out” V-Day in the theater for Fifty Shades. Yup, we’re calling it now.
There are just too many red flags popping up with this movie already and it’s only in pre-production. And let’s not forget what the whole story is pretty much about – it’s called “mommy porn” for a reason. How on earth are they going to take this dirty novel and turn it into a full-length film without getting an NC-17 rating? Spoiler alert: they’re going to be leaving a lot out. At the end of the day, is this film adaption really worth it? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Will you be watching Fifty Shades of Grey when it hits theaters?
And are you worried that it’ll completely tank?