"Fifty Shades of Black" stars Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, and Mike Epps. Released on January 29, 2016, the film is about a young woman who forms a sexual relationship with a businessman.
The film is directed by Michael Tiddes, who also directed A Haunted House and A Haunted House 2, and it serves as a parody to the 2015 film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Parody films were quite popular a couple of decades ago, such as Airplane, but then they all seem to dry out during the 2000s. With recent spoof films such as Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans, a lot of people seem to grow tired of the genre. However, Marlon Wayans from the Wayans Brothers set out to prove that the parody genre is here to stay, whether we like it or not. This film is the third collaboration between Wayans and Michael Tiddes after the two Haunted House films, which were spoofs of recent horror films. I was quite curious that they're making a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey even though it just came out last February, but since I'm in a mood for a laugh, I decided to check it out just for the heck of it. I wasn't expecting it to be great, but at least I found it more entertaining than Fifty Shades of Grey.
The performances in this film were pretty decent, including Wayans as Christian Black, who is the spoof version of Christian Grey. All I can say about Wayans is that he's hilarious. Not 'Kevin Hart' hilarious, though, but hilarious in his own right. Kali Hawk also did all right as Hannah, who is the spoof version of Anastasia Steele. Compared to the performances I've seen in Fifty Shades of Grey, they're not as gloomy or weak as the performances in this film. They're not great, but they're nowhere near as terrible as people said they were. The story is very similar to Fifty Shades of Grey. The only difference is that this film had an African-American cast and a lot of sexual and goofy humor. Speaking of which, the humor in this film was pretty hilarious to me. There were a couple of moments where it went a little too far or, in this case, felt forced, but all that matters is whether or not they made me laugh, and I thought they did its job pretty well. What's even more impressive to me was that it doesn't shove in a lot of random pop culture references just to force in a laugh. They pretty much appear when it's necessary to the story. The screenplay felt cheesy and weak, but it never took itself seriously.
Overall, "Fifty Shades of Black" is hilarious both in a good way and in a not-so-good way. The performances were decent, the humor was ridiculous, but also hilarious, and the story was similar and dumb. Like the other films with dumb humor, this Fifty Shades parody will depend on your sense of humor. My sense of humor is very weird, which is why I had a nice time watching this strange film. There's a lot of people out there who have different senses of humor. There could be people who like smart comedies, dumb comedies, or even both. Based on my analysis, this film could fit well for people who like to laugh at dumb comedies or parody films, in general.