I’m not entirely sure if the Fifty Shades franchise still has that tight grip it once had when it was at its pop culture peak, but at least its film franchise intends to see the trilogy all the way to the end. Despite being knocked for its poor writing and lack of chemistry between the two leads, the series’ success – if you can call it that – has led up to the final installment of the trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed.
And now with just a couple of months left until the film’s traditional Valentine’s Day release, Universal is releasing yet another trailer to remind you that this sex-filled soap opera drama is coming. Check out the latest trailer below.
Yes, the poor writing is largely what makes this film so appealing. I mean, no one on this earth really talks the way that Anastasia and Christian do. Also the fact that there is more soap opera drama than any episode of a soap opera drama – I may be exaggerating a bit, I’ve never sat down through an entire episode of a soap opera – is more than anyone could take.
I mean judging by the plot synopsis itself, the drama is palpable:
Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.
Of course, there’s not going to be a happy ending for these two – at least it won’t be achieved as easily as they would have hoped. But it looks like there is going to be some action tied into this, at least that’s what the car chase scenes and attempted kidnapping tells us. Is there a Taken aspect to this installment, because it sure does feel like it.
Joking aside, the franchise has made it this far, earning millions at the box office. But now that it is all coming to an end, it will be interesting to see what soap opera franchise will fill that void.
The film stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daugherty, and Marcia Gay Harden
Directed by James Foley, using a script written by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by E. L. James, Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters on February 9, 2018.