Rachel, Day by Day
February 2015 Photo a Day: Day 12
Today’s photo involved being out and about. As you can guess, I went to the movie theater tonight! I’ve always loved this theater since it’s in my hometown. And I love the fact that they kept this marquee with the awesome lights all these years. I like it when theaters look somewhat old-fashioned. It makes me want to dress up and go to the theater!
Alright folks, it’s time for reviews of books and a movie. You might judge me extremely after this post, but I’m willing to risk it. Tonight at the movie theater, I saw Fifty Shades of Grey. First, I’ll give you my review of the books.
Fifty Shades Books Synopsis (DEFINITE SPOILERS): The first book is about a girl in her young 20s named Anastasia Steele; she steps in for her roommate, Kate, to interview a wealthy business man for the school newspaper… Christian Grey. He is powerful, rich, and dominant while Anastasia is young, naïve, and innocent. They realize they can’t resist each other, so they begin a relationship of sorts, sexually and emotionally, while he wants to be her dominant and she his submissive. Their relationship grows into something more, which is new for both of them. They find themselves having fun together while learning about each other. At the end, his controlling tendencies become too much for her, so she leaves.
I’ll make the synopsis for the next two books a lot shorter. For the second book, Fifty Shades Darker, Christian and Anastasia get back together and try having a regular relationship, while doing a lot of… adult things. Issues come up with an ex-sub and Ana’s boss; they both try to hurt them. Christian’s friend, Mrs. Robinson, causes trouble for them, too. In the end, they realize they love each other and get engaged. In Fifty Shades Freed, Ana and Christian go on a long honeymoon in Europe. They seem happy for the most part, and Ana ends up pregnant later. Christian gets angry and gets drunk with Mrs. Robinson, which causes issues. Ana’s former boss kidnaps Christian’s sister and tries to basically kidnap and kill Ana. Crazy stuff happens, but in the end, Ana and Christian are happily married with a child and another on the way.
My Review on the Books: So, ready for my opinion? I overall like the books. Christian is a lost, tortured, dreamy, caring, crazy guy and I was mesmerized by him. Sometimes I liked how he acted manly while other times I wanted to punch him. There’s definitely a lot of detail in the more adult scenes, but being an adult myself, I could handle them. I mainly liked seeing how both Christian and Ana change throughout the books and grow to love each other. I liked seeing their chemistry and how it evolved. He wanted to fully control her at the beginning, but that’s impossible to do if the relationship evolves. I think you have to be open-minded on sex and relationships while reading these books (or seeing the movie). I learned more about the… more adult parts… which I guess is OK. The third book annoyed me a bit, mainly because Ana was whiny and Christian’s personality changed A LOT, but I like how the story wrapped up. Overall, I think the books are a curiously, fantasy-driven, fun read.
Fifty Shades Movie (POSSIBLE TINY SPOILERS): I thought the movie went along with the book really well. If you haven’t read the books, I’m not sure if you’ll really like the movie, especially the ending. Jamie Dornan did an amazing job playing Christian Grey. I pictured him being like that! There were some little funny parts and Dakota Johnson did a great job, too. If you liked the books, I recommend seeing the movie!
Well, it’s late. Time for me to sleep. And I hope you aren’t judging me after this post. Goodnight!