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Movie Review: 'Fifty Shades Darker' better than 'Grey'

'Darker' increases character depth, drama

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Romance, love and obsession carry the second installment of passionate love to the next level. "Fifty Shades Darker"  picks up where "Fifty Shades of Grey" left off, with Anastasia Steele moving on with her life and Christian Grey chasing after her again.

Steele is now an assistant to a powerful editor at a publishing company and Grey continues to load up on millions of dollars through his various businesses. However, it doesn't keep Grey busy enough to forget about Steele. Just like her name, she is initially guarded but Grey finds his way back in with power, romance and determination.

It's the fantasy of many women, to be desired relentlessly, that makes this movie addictive.

There is a new side of suspense and thriller, as Steele now has a stalker that brings out another dark side of Grey. Sex and passion maintain intensity, but with more connection and less aggression.

The upside to the film: these characters show growth and have more realistic dialogue. The downside: At times the editing of scenes is disconnected and leave thoughts lingering.

Overall, the second installment of "Fifty Shades" is better than the first.


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