Expectations met with Black Swan

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you’re following your passion.” – Darren Aronofsky

One of my favorite Directors indeed. I saw the film Requiem for a Dream a few years ago — it was in college and I remember the psychology it played with my mind. The expectation with Black Swan was equally high. It was twisted and morbid — horrifying but beautiful.

Natalie Portman did a great job and unfortunately I can’t explain too much of the movie or I will ruin it. It definitely was a win in my book considering that it had no soppy happy endings or set predictability.  A definite must see if you aren’t faint of heart. A few parts had me cringing and turning away — a few places also shocked me — however I appreciated how it came together a great deal. Mila Kunis was gorgeous as usual by the way and let’s not talk about the sexy, French, Vincent Cassel… Anyway, read the synopsis here.
If you are familiar with Darren Aronofsky’s style he uses certain montages to simulate effect (like drugs in Requiem for a Dream) — no let down in this film. He played on the existance of folklore surrounding doppelgängers (“a tangible double of a living person that typically represents evil”). I have nothing terrible to say about this movie at all.

I can’t wait to see The Fighter!

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  1. Geathan

    I wanted an encore, this movie definitely reminded me of “Requiem for a Dream”. I’m still feeling a bit uneasy now after watching it.

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