I had only seen the first movie, 50 Shades Of Grey, although I didn’t see the second film, I did a bit of research beforehand so that I would be able to follow the storyline of the third installment. The story picks up where it left off – Anna and Christian tying the knot after what I believe was a very dramatic proposal at the end of Fifty Shades Darker.
They then go on honeymoon, while on their 'baecation' someone breaks into Christian’s corporate headquarters and the culprit is identified as Ana’s former boss and sexual harasser, Jack Hyde. They fly home in their private jet and Anna is introduced to her new life with a husband that is incredibly jealous and obsessively controlling.
Later in the movie, after loads more sex in their creepy red basement, Ana discovers that she is pregnant but Christian doesn't want the baby at first. Also, Jack manages to evade jail time for his kidnapping attempt and then kidnaps Christian’s sister and hold her hostage. Jack wants $5million from Anna to get her back, she ends up being beaten up by Jack, who even kicks her in the stomach, but after a stint in hospital, all turns out well and the couple live happily with their new baby forever.
This movie was not nearly as raunchy as I had anticipated. I found that the movie didn't have enough sex and too much... everything else: Kidnappings, office drama, guns, stalkers etc.
50 Shades Freed is basically about a woman who is forced to submit to a man, sexually and otherwise, I doubt this movie would sit well with most women, even though the cinema was packed with women.
I did enjoy the cinema experience though, it was my first time watching a movie in the new Ster-Kinekor's IMAX® theatre, the cinema is fitted with a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall IMAX® screen. The sound quality is out of this world, the crystal-clear images create a unique environment that will make you feel as if you're are actually part of the movie!