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Get Tied Down With First Trailer for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Thompson on Hollywood By Nick Newman | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2014 at 1:39PM

Check out Sam Taylor-Johnson’s "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer which shows a lack of the chemistry between Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele.
Jamie Dornan in '50 Shades of Grey'
Jamie Dornan in '50 Shades of Grey'

No longer the erotic haven for soccer moms across America, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is now a full-blown pop-culture phenomenon that Universal hopes will boost its Q1 earnings. Yes, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" motion picture trailer has landed.

Aside from observing the ways it might be reworked into a mock trailer about a serial killer luring a young woman, the material looks awfully bland, speaking for both Sam Taylor-Johnson’s drab aesthetics and the chemistry (or lack thereof) between Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia Steele. One hopes the movie itself, produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti and written by Kelly Marcel ("Saving Mr. Banks") is not as timid as this.

Have a look below, previewing what the studio will release this Valentine’s Day (har har har):

This article is related to: Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Trailers, Trailers

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.