Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Fred Willard
Directed By: Michael Tiddes
Written By: Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez
US Box Office: $5.9M
Runtime: 1 hr. 33 min.
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An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.
Fresh Reviews for “Fifty Shades of Black”
The movie’s mean-spiritedness becomes even more painful than the dippiness of the source material.
Wayans is … incapable of limiting himself to parodying one movie at a time, tossing in riffs on Whiplash, Magic Mike, and Zero Dark Thirty to varying degrees of success.
As with other staples of the screen-parody genre, the comic bull’s-eyes arrive only intermittently.
Wayans continues his pattern of creating movie simulacra – calling them “parodies” or even “spoofs” puts far too fine a point on it – whereby we’re supposed to laugh because we recognize the thing that is being reenacted.
As a piece of cultural criticism, however, it painstakingly eviscerates nearly every scene in “Grey” and skewers latent sexism, classism and ludicrous sexual innuendoes, as well as the original’s numerous plot holes.
Mostly, “Fifty Shades of Black” is exactly what you expect it will be.
Fifty Shades of Black is one of the worse movies of 2015. [Full review in Spanish]
Crass parody doesn’t stay on target long enough to be funny.
Again to the film’s credit, when its humor connected it was a sure fire home run; but when it whiffed it wouldn’t hit water if it fell out of a boat.