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Black Swan (2010)
« on: March 01, 2013, 10:01:17 pm »

Black Swan is definitely a movie you're going to love or you're going to hate. I really don't know what to think of this. First off, all the rave reviews I've heard about the film wasn't enough to make me rush out and see this and I kept putting off checking this out on DVD in spite of the Oscar nominations and the win for Natalie Portman for Best Actress. Ballet is just not something I am interested in and no matter how stellar Natalie Portman's acting is in it, it's still going to be an uphill climb for me in embracing the movie.

Let's just get it out of the way.....I don't love the movie, But I don't hate it either. I can and do admire what Portman brought to her role and I commend what Darren Aronofsky did visually with the script. But at the end of the day, it's a very hollow film for me and doesn't give me any satisfaction whatsoever when the final scene plays out. I say give it a Rent if you are fans of either Portman, Aronofsky or Mila Kunis, other wise I would say this is a Skip. It's something I know I will never watch again.
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Re: Black Swan (2010)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 10:01:46 pm »
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Re: Black Swan (2010)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 06:01:15 am »
I've been totally baffled at the accolades this movie gets. I think it was timing, in the sense, Oscars always cater to movies that are close to Oscar time and those movies that feature the Arts.

This movie did not move me in any sense. I remember some folks labeling this as a horror movie. Really? In what sense?

Psychological horror?

In my mind I saw Black Swan is nothing more than drama. I'll never watch this again. I won't say I hated it, but I would question those to tell me why this is a great movie. Not really, I don't care, but I'd just be rebellious.

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Re: Black Swan (2010)
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 06:05:44 am »
When I was watching this last night, I was trying to fit it into a specific genre. The first half is definitely Drama, but the second half did start to take on elements of "horror". But that was still a bit too broad for me. I ultimately settled on Psychological Thriller. But even that too was too broad. It's definitely a movie that you can't put in a box and label.
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Re: Black Swan (2010)
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 10:30:34 am »
Ballet Dancer Admits to 'Black Swan' Style Acid Attack On Sergei Filin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru9vF_sWKoQ

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