Another day, another Hollywood franchise hits our screens. And thanks to the Fifty Shades folk, we can add yet another movie ‘sequel’ to the list.
With the trailer released just last week, audiences can now ready themselves for the upcoming third – and supposedly final – installment in the Fifty Shades film series.
In the case of round three, Fifty Shades Freed, the bedroom antics seem to be sharing the stage with 007-style action pieces. Complete with car chases, exotic locations and smoking guns, this is a world that seems more Bond than bondage.
While no one would accuse the series of being high-art (though the films are not above ripping off David Fincher’s visual style), fans are sure to get a kick out of number three, with all its ironed-out perfection and overheated melodrama.
But for the rest us, it might be time to free ourselves from all things franchise and see what else is out there. Chris Prindiville
‘Fifty Shades Freed’ opens in cinemas across Australia on February 8, 2018.
Check out the trailer above.