Year of release: 2010
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Writers: Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, John McLaughlin
Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, etc.
It seems as if the whole movie was made for the sole purpose of winning Natalie Portman the Oscar. She deserved it, but I wish she would have been awarded for a role in a less freaky movie, one that is not best suited for teenagers, snobs, and other people that mistake shock and madness for depth in a movie. It’s Aronofsky… I don’t stomach his work well – it always leaves me sad and on the verge of nausea. It makes me wonder: what’s with him? is anything torturing his soul? He’s an artist, he expresses himself, so something must be troubling his heart. He distorted all grace and beauty into a grotesque movie that does absolutely nothing for the viewer. It’s all his vision, and what he intended you to feel, when he wanted you to feel, and those feelings are negative! It might be a movie about overcoming yourself, but you’ll most likely remember it for rashes, peeling skin, blood, and Natalie Portman turned into a disturbed character you can’t even feel for 🙁
It is artistic.
Gloomy, cold, Aronofsky. Overrated.
Would I see it again? – Absolutely not
My Rating (1 to 10): 7
I only say yes because many people liked this movie, and you might do too. But, based on how I feel, I’d say no.
If you don’t want to get depressed, avoid “Black Swan”. An hour and a half is too much time to spend solely on admiring Aronofsky’s cold art and Portman’s (undeniable and already well-known) acting skills.