What do people think about the movie Fifty Shades of Grey?
Personal opinion…The movie was a lot more subtle as compared to the books (but obviously!). I’m not too convinced about Dakota Johnson playing the role of Anastasia Steele, though. She’s a pretty girl, no doubt. But she’s not Ana for me.The two major plus points about the movie - Jamie Dornan and the soundtrack.The man is smoldering hot. The soundtrack is even hotter. The movie came out in 2014 and the OST soundtracks still hold a place of honor on my MP3 player. Special shoutout to the best of them…The storyline is okayish in the movie. BDSM isn’t my idea of romance, so that part didn’t really appeal to me much. And I don’t get too affected by steamy visuals… I don’t know why. Reading the books was a very different experience, though :D *wink*There were times when I felt sorry for the character of Christian Grey. He was sexually abused as a teenager, he had a bad start to life… all these things scarred the man very deeply. His relationships with all his submissives were some kind of revenge… some weird way of giving it back to those who made him into the sadist that he is in his privacy.The character development of Christian Grey has been a lot better in the books than in the movies so far. The movies are racing forward quite a bit… and there’s a lot more importance being given to the sleaze than to the story… something I don’t really agree with.I watched the movie exclusively for Jamie Dornan. Nothing more, nothing less. Oh, and yes, the soundtracks look like they will remain my favorites for a long time! :)
Should I read Fifty Shades of Grey?
It's a terribly written book in more ways than one, and I say this as someone who's read more than her fair share of romance novels/chick lit.Here are my reasons:Her writing is terrible. Her expressions are cringingly embarrassing to read, not because her content is spicy or even sexy, but because her choice of words or phrases can be rather awkward.The characters have no depth to them. Ana, the main protagonist in the story, is a bad role model for young girls everywhere. I have written this somewhere else on Quora but I think it bears repeating:Anastasia never has a say or an opinion. She is merely a droid catering to his whims and fancies, and only knows to act horrified at things that shock or disgust her. She is a plain and bland character lacking any critical thinking despite almost finishing college at the start of the book. She’s not a role model that you want to model yourself on.The book does a very bad job at portraying how any two people in a relationship with respect for each other should treat one another. It is not a book I recommend for impressionable young minds to read.BDSM practioners have panned the book as giving the wrong impression of how BDSM is actually practised. Christian Grey disregards and disrespects the boundaries of his partner, goes over the limit of her pain and/or terror thresholds and risks wounding her physically and/or emotionally but for his own selfish reasons, does not seem to care. Thus he is an irresponsible sex partner that should not be trusted but the book is written such that this behaviour of his seems all right.If you can deal with all that and not get caught up in the fantasy of rich suave dude with dark exciting secrets falls in love with sweet young thing, then go ahead and read the book.In fact, get hold of the book, read the first 10 pages and see if you enjoy EL James’ writing in the presence tense throughout the entire story which I find very jarring.You sound smart enough despite your age to decide if you will enjoy or gain anything from reading this book after gathering all our opinions. For what it's worth, I didn't enjoy the writing or the storyline, and there was nothing so sexy in it that got my imagination going.
What is "50 Shades of Grey" all about?
Here's an Amazon review of the book 50 Shades of Grey, that explains it all:About half way through the book, I looked up the author to see if she was a teenager. I really did because the characters are out of a 16 yearold's fantasy. The main male character is a billionaire (not a millionaire but a billionaire)who speaks fluent French, is basically a concert level pianist, is a fully trained pilot, is athletic,drop dead gorgeous, tall, built perfectly with an enormous penis, and the best lover on theplanet. In addition, he's not only self made but is using his money to combat world hunger. Oh yeah, and all of this at the ripe old age of 26!And on top of that, he's never working. Every second is spent having sex or texting andemailing the female character. His billions seem to have just come about by magic. It seriously feels like 2 teenage girls got together and decided to create their "dream man" and came up with Christian Grey.Then come the sex scenes. The first one is tolerable, but as she goes on, they become sounbelievable that it becomes more laughable than erotic. She orgasms at the drop of a hat. Hesays her name and she orgasms. He simply touches her and she orgasms. It seems that she's climaxing on every page.Then there's the writing. If you take out the parts where the female character is blushing orchewing her lips, the book will be down to about 50 pages. Almost on every single page,there is a whole section devoted to her blushing, chewing her lips or wondering "Jeez" aboutsomething or another. Then there's the use of "shades of". He's "fifty shades of @#$%% up,""she turned 7 shades of crimson," "he's ten shades of x,y, and z." Seriously? The writing is just not up to par, the charactersare unbelievable, and the sex verges on the comical. I don't know what happens in theremaining books and I do not intend to read them to find out. But given the maturity level ofthe first book, I imagine that they get married, have 2 perfect children, cure world hunger, andlive happily ever after while riding into the sunset, as the female character climaxes on her horse causing her to chew her bottom lip and blush fifty shades of crimson.By the way, it's a popular 3 series story based on an unrealistic BDSM relationship between a billionaire and a girl-next-door.
Should men read Fifty Shades of Grey? It is clearly marketed at women, but what could men get out of reading Fifty Shades of Grey?
Fifty Shades of Grey is a very, very entertaining read. I cannot stress just how much fun I had reading it, because it was one of the weirder books I've ever read. Not from the sex perspective but from the perspective of how disconnected the book is from reality.For example (and this is a minor one), the protagonist and narrator, Anastasia Steele, is a 21 year old college student, the setting of the story is the present-day Pacific Northwest - and she has neither a computer nor an e-mail account. Furthermore, she's actually impressed by other people having e-mail accounts. That goes beyond unrealistic - this is the realm of pure fantasy, and not in a wish-fulfillment sense.The whole book is littered with these little details. The result is that the book feels utterly disconnected from reality, which leads the reader to wonder if the narrator is at all reliable. And when that happens, the reader starts creating alternate narratives and back stories that do make sense. From this perspective, Fifty Shades of Grey becomes a remarkably enjoyable intellectual exercise.That said, this approach isn't taking authorial intent into view. If you subscribe to the New Criticism school of literary studies, that's fine. If you don't really buy into the concept of Death of the Author, though, all you've got is pornography. I'm not a puritan about this sort of thing, but really, I've yet to meet anyone who prefaces a discussion about a pornographic artifact by saying "you should read/watch/whatever this bit of pornography." It's there and you might enjoy it, but saying that pornography is anything more than potentially enjoyable (which is implied by saying "you should read it") gives it more credit than it deserves.(And as pornography, it really didn't do it for me, largely because the narrator keeps using the phrase "holy crap" whilst describing the various goings-on. It destroys the mood pretty effectively.)
What is the most violent anime?
My mom doesn't let me watch anime because she thinks it's too violent and will affect my behavior even though I'm 19 and graduated from high school which is old enough to know that my power level isn't OVER 9000!!!!! When I was a kid, Mom didn't let me watch Pokémon anymore and she threw away all my Pokémon merchandise and games because she though I was developing a bad attitude because I was watching it. How weird is that?
Can 11 year old kids watch PG-13 movies?
Little history lesson, the PG-13 rating has only been in use for a few years, previously it was either PG or 12, no middle ground. This meant that films that were deemed suitable for children could get away with a hell of a lot before hitting the dreaded 12 rating.My top ten list of films which should never have been rated PG, and would be a PG-13 if rated today:10) The Black Cauldron (1985)9) The Magnificent Seven (1960)8) Gremlins (1984)7) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)6) Beetlejuice (1988)5) Mommie Dearest (1981)4) Jaws (1975)3) Wizards (1977)2) Watership Down (1978)1) Poltergeist (1982)You pick any one of the films above, and ask yourself if you would allow your child to see these films.On the flip side of things, there are going to be children who can handle watching films like these without being scarred for life. Hell, I watched Aliens when I was seven, it was scary, but I didn’t realize it at the time, and I thought it just looked cool.To the moral question of whether or not you should allow a child to see a PG-13 film, it is down to the adult. If they believe the film is suitable for their child, by all means allow them to see it. Remember it is PG-13 - as in the child must be accompanied. If you don’t believe it is suitable for the child, don’t let them watch it. This is all down to good parenting.