The reviews are in on ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are back to their outrageous shenanigans in 'Fifty Shades Darker.'UNIVERSAL PICTURES

Those crazy kids Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are back for more kinky bedroom playtime in “Fifty Shades Darker,” the film adaptation of the second novel in the mommy-porn trilogy by E.L. James.

Critics were cool on the first movie, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnon and released in 2015. That one grossed $571 million world-wide, proving the market for tasteful perv behavior is global.

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But the reviews for this new installment, which was directed by James Foley, are scorching with hate. Here’s a round-up of some of the early reactions to the movie, which stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan and wasn’t screened for press until Wednesday night – usually a sign there’s not enough lipstick in the world to dress up this pig:

“So awful, you’ll whip yourself for seeing it.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsday

“For a movie that’s supposed to be about BDSM, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is more like ROFL.” – Stephen Whitty, NJ.com.

“Banalities, bromides and blank stares.” – Alonso Duralde, The Wrap

“Blindfolds and tasteful wrist restraints are just this year’s superficial twist on the Cinderella story.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

“There have been calls to boycott this film because it’s about abusing women. Honestly, you should boycott it because it’s boring.” – Matt Neal, The Standard

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