- They made Ana rather older-looking in the movie, and Christian younger-looking, than comes across in text. In text she sounds like a fifteen-year-old who occasionally acts like a ten-year-old, whereas he sounds forty. It doesn’t unfuck his actions if they’re peers, but it softens the creep blow a little bit.
- It’s subtle without context, but in the elevator scene, you do see her try to push him away. And her expression as he walks into the closing doors is straight out of a horror movie.
- "I’m not capable of leaving you alone." Oh, that’s too bad. Because in my dream version of this trailer, Ana says "I can give you a little help with that" and then there’s a scene where we learn that Ana knows Krav Maga and parkour.
- That shot where Ana is about to kiss (José?) and Christian runs in and stiff-arms them apart. I laughed.
- Ana has the same sullen-exhausted expression in every shot. Which is about how I picture her in the book, yeah.
- There’s that shot again where it looks sexy that his hand is up her skirt, because they cut away before you see her refusing and him threatening and abusing her for refusing.
- Look at this knot. This knot is a disgrace. I’m thinking “actual BDSM consultant” was not a job on this shoot.
- Is “ohOhohOhohnNono” like, the theme noise? Okayyy then.
- The angle Christian is looking at in the ending graphic is a view you would only get if there were a skyscraper floating in the middle of Puget Sound.
- The whole thing looks tragically faithful to the book. Maybe it’ll flop enormously when people realize “hey, sex or no sex, he’s kind of a complete shit to her.” One can hope.
- I am very, very sad that we didn’t get a CGI Inner Goddess.
Woken up by nightmares and cramps… great