At the start of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, we find our heroine, Anastasia Steele, (Dakota Johnson), working as an assistant at a publishing company for the seemingly great Jack (Eric Johnson). Well, to Anastasia he’s seemingly great, everyone in the audience will know that there’s a villain lurking underneath that nice exterior. There has to be â Jack’s last name is Hyde (as in Dr. Jekyll and Mr.) and Fifty Shades Darker is not a subtle movie.
Directed by James Foley with a screenplay from Niall Leonard and based on the E L James novel, Fifty Shades Darker is the perfect companion to the original movie. Not only is it not a subtle film, there is little to no chemistry between Johnson and co-star Jamie Dornan, who plays Christian Grey, and that’s unfortunate because this is supposed to be some sort of love story.