Vue Gateshead is a large, modern, clean cinema with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a nice atmosphere. As with most films adapted from bestselling books, Fifty Shades of Grey was highly anticipated by the fans of the series. The rest of us, who hadn’t read the books, looked on as the hype generated by endless trailers, photoshoots and interviews took place, showcasing the mainstream erotic romance; a type that had never been shown so openly before.
In the first instalment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), has her world whipped around after meeting enigmatic businessman, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Following several failed attempts by Christian to distance Ana from him, Ana ends up waking in his hotel bedroom starting their rollercoaster journey of pleasure and pain, occurring in and out of the Red Room. The film is true to the bestselling E.L. James novel but failed to create the level of chemistry between the lead actors to eclipse the level present in the readers imagination and you cannot escape the eerie similarities between Ana and Bella from Twilight. The director, actors and E.L. James should be happy with this faithful reproduction.