Sunday 17 December 2017

Who's next to take on Christian Grey?

So, Sam Taylor-Johnson (inset) is not returning to direct the second instalment of Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm not surprised. To be honest, I thought it was one of the worst directed movies in a long time.

There was nothing clever or beautiful about the direction - it was as subtle as a horse crop whipping a beach ball. Regardless of the weak acting by Jamie Dornan (left) and the appalling script, Taylor Johnson seemed to just stick the camera in the actors faces and let them talk. Where was the direction?

I wonder if she was in any way restricted by the writer EL James? By all accounts they had a fraught relationship. So who will take over? Will it be another art house director or some blockbuster maestro who will have CGI bursting out of Christian Grey's dungeon?

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