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Is the 'Fifty Shades' series the worst franchise ever?

The anticipated trilogy "Fifty Shades Freed" is hitting theaters, and like the books—the reactions have been mixed (okay, mostly bad). While the film franchise has brought in $952 million globally so far, the movies have been a piñata for film critics. "Fifty Shades Freed" holds a 14 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes so far. Like the film adaptations, the book series is commercially successful but detested by literary critics. So, is the 'Fifty Shades' series really that bad? 🎥

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"Fifty Shades Freed" is being critically panned. Even more than the original film and maybe even "Fifty Shades Darker." It keeps getting worse in the series. 

Detractors argue the novels are terribly written, and the movies suffer from poor acting and direction. Some say the series promotes violence towards women, others argue it's not heavy enough on the BDSM. What everyone shares in common is a pure hatred for the series. 

New York Daily News' Stephen Whitty writes:

Tie me up, tie me down, make me watch bad films. Just no more “Fifty Shades,” please. Luckily the latest episode to arrive, dubbed “Fifty Shades Freed,” is also the last. And good thing, too, because by now we’ve definitely gone 100 shades too far.
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Come on, "Fifty Shades" is a popular series of novels and films. Although the series may not boast the most well-written prose nor the best film direction, "Fifty Shades" serves its purpose for fans. The novels might even serve as an introduction to BDSM for many people.

And that's just it—the popular series has gone from "Twilight" fan fiction to a film franchise, and that's pretty impressive. For what it's worth, many supporters enjoyed the books, and we all got to admit that the film franchise's marketing is pretty damn good too.

And don't get it twisted, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and Fifty Shades Darker" might have been critically panned films, but they also were box office successes in the U.S. and abroad. The sequel might be following in its predecessor's footsteps. Between the first two films, the franchise has grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide. "Fifty Shades Freed" will get the series well over that mark!

Some critics don't hate the series, at least not completely. IndieWire'Manuela Lazic writes: 

In any case, the mutual participation at play in this sex scene makes it a lot more exciting to watch than any of Christian’s theatrical BDSM tricks, and the rest of the movie follows suit. Finally, the “Fifty Shades” phenomenon has yielded a disarming comedy that makes this ridiculous material fun to watch.
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