New Fifty Shades goes beyond sex

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The “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise finished their trilogy off with a final film titled “Fifty Shades Freed.” The film follows Anastasia Grey (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) on a rollercoaster ride of emotions including heartbreak, betrayal, suspense, forgiveness and sex. What makes this different from any other romance movie then? Well, these films are usually incredibly sensual, which is why this last film topped off the other two by containing a variety of elements other than sexual desires.

The cinematography of the film is aesthetically pleasing as well, including crystal clear shots and a satisfying assortment of angles for some of their scenes, if you know what I mean. These scenes are what continue to bring audiences back for more. But this third and final film stirred the pot involving different characters from the past, leaving the audience questioning who they can and cannot trust.

The soundtrack to the movie matches the roller coaster ride of a plot, including diverse songs for a lot of their unexpected scenes. Usually the soundtrack is very voluptuous, but since that’s not the entirety of the movie, it had to pertain to other content too. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding was the main track for the first film “Fifty Shades of Grey” and is still carried out throughout the other films. What makes this soundtrack different from the others is that it contains a cover from one of the characters in the film, something that wasn’t done in the first two.

“Fifty Shades Freed” is the end of a three year running trilogy. The past three February’s have been filled with the anticipation of what’s to come for this erotic, but sometimes pleasantly surprising, romance film. This is not a Nicholas Sparks atmosphere in any sense of the word so if you’re solely looking to fall in love, then this might not be the film for you. But if you’re looking for action, tension, shock factors, sex, and some romantic tendencies, then this is definitely a must-see.

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