Fifty Shades, which had a revelation of sorts at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, has been on the must watch list of many fans and why not when it is based on a novel which has sold more than one million copies worldwide! And though fans might expect a lot of skin show, given that the movie is based on an erotic and titillating novel of the same name, the film was teased at CinemaCon with romance as the focal point.
Universal Pictures introduced the first look promo of the film with romance in the foreground and it does not disappoint the fans. The first teaser footage is fashioned more like a trailer and does not have full scenes. And as a romantic hero, Jamie Dornan aka Christian Grey, sweeps off not only Ana, played by Dakota Johnson, off her feet, but also the other female fans! Though the female fans would have equally loved to see the smouldering side of Dornan, he surprises as a romantic and somewhat sensitive romantic hero.
But Christian Grey knows how to make his lady friend(s) swoon over him and with Anastasia too, things are not too different. Whether it is taking her on a ride in his helicopter, or by taking her to his posh and spacious apartment in Seattle or even getting her a make-over, Grey knows how to impress and he always aims to please. And after the makeover, the once docile and coy virginal college graduate Ana is transformed okay but she asks Grey the reason he wants to change her. To this, the somewhat enigmatic and dark Christian Grey replies that he is not trying to change her, it is she who is changing him.
And if you think that the film is getting all too sentimental and saccharine sweet, think again, because in the very next moment the camera wields over Grey’s collection of BDSM toys with Beyonce’s deep and dark “Haunted” playing in the background. One look at this first look teaser and you know what those first look posters had implied, when they were launched. We surely hope that you remember the first look poster of the film, which was launched with Jamie Dornan posing as the self made millionaire businessman Christian Grey, posing with his back to the camera in his Seattle office overlooking the cityscape.
He exuded a rugged yet suave exuberance and demeanour that was befitting the dark and brooding character he plays. Even with his back to the camera, Grey showed that he can be just as smouldering. And then we had the second poster of the Valentine’s Day 2015 release, with Dakota Johnson aka Anastasia Steele on the cover. The shy and docile college beauty was seen waiting for her turn to meet the man she was supposed to interview for her college newspaper and who would eventually change her (somewhat) and also become her lover!
The poster was launched when the film was only one year away from release and now that the first look trailer of the film has been launched, we can proudly say that Grey and Ana’s love story might not be a classical one or even a conventional one, to say the least, but what the heck, it is their love story!