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.


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