Black Swan (Film Review)

Nov 28, 2011

So, Black Swan tells the story of Nina. a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica, who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side- a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

At first, I was searching for a new trailers in Yahoo! Movies, I saw this trailer, it was entitled as 'Black Swan', so I searched for brief details of this film. It was directed by Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman as the leading role. Well, I'm not quite satisfied with the trailer because it was very dark and disturbing. I still wanna see this Portman flick and well, you know, I saw it. And I saw it. Again.

Darren Aronofsky did a very awesome job directing this wonderful film. He did turn this dark film into a very weird, trippy ride successfully. I love how the camera angles switch and you know, that made the film more weirder. So Kudos to you Darren Aronofsky. You deserve the recognition and awards for your creativeness and awesomeness. 
The cinematography, is just well done. Just like what I said earlier, the camera angles switching did work successfully. Some total weird scenes turns out to be very creepy for me because of those angles. The shots, very beautiful. The first time I had seen the trailer, I was like, 'Who would totally watch a ballet movie?', so yeah, I was really surprised that I was into watching Ballet now, haha. For the memorable acting, ughh, it's just fantastic.

Natalie Portman did the best performance of her career that she almost brings up the heat of the movie. I love how she act really weird and intense that I almost, not literally, freak out. To Mila Kunis, known for her role in Friends With Benefits was still fantastic. I was in a really conflict watching the film if she was a villain or just an supporting role. She's just too hot for this film and I agree, she can dance nicely. Not to forget Vincent Cassel, whom I thought did the best in the movie. He did portray that character far more than I expect. He did it nicely and good thing he was chosen to portray that role.
Overall, the performance was really well done. The cinematography, very fantastic. Direction by Darren Aronofsky, awesome. The score, it was fine. The ballet, very awesome. 
Who would totally know that ballet can be that creepy and awesome? Find out watching this film.

The geek rates it 8.9/10. 

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