WHEN people ask me what is the worst movie I’ve ever seen, the first film that instantly jumps to my mind is Fifty Shades of Grey.

A film which infuriated me due to its awful script, painful acting and mediocre sex scenes has always reigned supreme as my least favourite movie of all time.

Yet despite all the criticism I gave it, I still saw the sequel (Fifty Shades Darker) and the results were equally as bad, possibly even worse.

So it was only right that I completed the trilogy and accompanied my girlfriend in watching Fifty Shades Freed.

I completely understand these movies aren’t for me, and die-hard fans of the books should have a great time but for all you neutral filmgoers who enjoy nicely written, well-acted movies… STAY FAR AWAY!

Surprisingly, I want to start by saying that I think this may be my favourite of the three.

I didn’t hate it as much as the previous entries (mostly down to the lowest of expectations).

At times it does comes to life, but this is still an exceptionally bad movie.

In this final instalment, the story revolves around the newly wedded Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) but Ana’s former boss Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) continues to threaten their relationship.

I’m a fan of Dakota Johnson. She’s easy on the eye and instantly likeable but she really struggles to elevate this awful script in to anything even remotely human.

She provides a few laughs, no matter how intentional or unintentional they may be, and you can clearly see she is trying her best which must not be ignored.

However, Jamie Dornan continues his painfully wooden performances as the eponymous lead.

He certainly seems to be having a more enjoyable time in the role than before but he’s still painfully tedious and uninteresting.

His character has been written so badly that I just don’t understand the overall obsession with him at all. A truly unlikeable character.

The chemistry between the leads is very peculiar as in some scenes they work well together, whilst others they are simply horrible to each other.

From their first encounter following the wedding, there is an instant weird tension and toxicity between the two and it sets an unwelcome vibe from the start.

The sex scenes too were also surprisingly brief and boring.

This is what a lot of fans come to see and the film series has a reputation for these intense sequences, yet I found them tame and unimaginative.

You know pretty much exactly what you're getting with this movie, and for the hard-core fans it'll deliver the "romantic" finale they're hoping for just fine.

As for everyone else? Your enjoyment will vary hugely depending upon your tolerance for dull dialogue, irritating characters and an outrageous kidnap sub-plot.

It mostly plays out like a big music video sponsored by Audi.

The Audi product placement is uncanny, frequently on display throughout and there are also numerous scenes which feel like full music videos inserted in to the film.

Freed’s worst element (but also possibly my favourite?) was the action/ thriller sequences which are spread across the run time.

In between their romance, there is a revenge story which unfolds and it is truly hilarious.

We have a car chase, Ana against the clock to get $5 Million, and a finale so silly and idiotic, it was impossible not to laugh.

The series though, has finally embraced its campy potential.

Everyone on board is aware what this franchise really is, compared to the first two entries which were taken far too seriously.

It is very easy viewing and the audience I watched it with were laughing and cheering throughout, so you have to appreciate that its target audience are genuinely enjoying it.

Fans of the book and film series will eat it up and have a good time. But for me, the movie was neither too bad to be good or sexy enough to be fulfilling of its promise.

Verdict: The best of the trilogy, but sadly that isn’t saying much, Freed ends this laughably bad franchise with a bit more self-awareness than the previous two, leaving more room for the audience to have a fun ride.

Best Moment: Ana goes into Christian’s drawer and finds something deadly

Rating: 4/10