10 Movies Everyone Wanted To Hate Before They Even Came Out
10. Fifty Shades Of Grey
Not unlike another example on this list, Fifty Shades
of Grey was all but doomed well before it hit cinemas. The series was adapted
from the novels of E.L James, whose erotic romance trilogy was based on her fan
fiction from the far more chaste Twilight series.
As such, the story of billionaire playboy philanthropist
spanking fan Christian Grey and his whimpering simpering paramour Anastasia
Steele was already the target of much mockery before the director and stars of
the big budget adaptation were announced.
Unfortunately for fans of steamy guilty pleasure
cinema, unlike Twilight the years haven’t been kind to this Jamie Dornan/ Dakota
Johnson-starring dud. The sex scenes were slow, unsexy, and clumsy, the plot
managed to be both non-existent and far-fetched, and many critics noted that
the series never decided whether its BDSM was intended to be a heightened
fantasy or a realistic and responsible depiction of more risqué sex, with the
film failing at both as a result.
Sometimes the critics are right to
pre-emptively roast a flick, and this is one which Hollywood should have been shamed
into improving before cinemagoers handed over hard earned cash in exchange for a
modicum of limp paddling and no end of overwrought melodramatics.