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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Movie review : Black Swan

       I prefer comedy over any other type of movies as i like happy ending and prefer to switch off my mind while watching movie. However, i was dragged into the cinema to watch this movie (black swan) by a friend since the movie has such good feedback.( i usually wont pick this kind of movie)

Black Swan
The Black Swan poster - adapted from google image
      The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel,  and Mila Kunis. Its plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's swan lake ballet by a prestigious New York company. The production requires a ballerina to portray both the innocent and naive white swan and the sensual and seductive black swan. Nina ( Natalie Portman) is a timid but dedicated dancer in the company. Like most ballerinas, dancing is her life and her overbearing mother ( Barbara Hershey) , a former ballerina, ensures that her life comprised of nothing but ballet. A technically flawless dancer, Nina is the perfect candidate for the role of black swan but she lack the qualities that is needed for the other half of the role. While Lily ( Mila Kunis), a new dancer who joins the company, has all the sensual energy that fits the description of the black swan. When the 2 compete for the role, the two from and uneasy relationship and Nina began to find a darkside of herself . As the role begins to consume her, strange things happen to Nina. Her body as well as her mine change and reality begins to blur in terrifying transformation and hallucinations.

Natalie Portman, Adapted from google image
       I had a knot in my stomach during the entire movie. It is dark and intense. There's no excess drama and no excess dragging except the pace at the front is a bit slow. The look of the movie is quite simple, almost entirely black or white in terms of costume and set. The different colour of the costume wore by the people often give some hint towards their intent ( white for good and black for evil). It also manage to beautifully blend its own story with the original story of swan lake. Although this movie is beautifully film and masterly acted and i would give it a 8/10 score . This is not a movie that i will throw in the DVD and watch repeatedly.

Black Swan, Adapted from google image


  1. seem i will pass this movie :)

  2. y?? you afraid of horror movie?

    it is nice tho maybe not those romance/ lively style

  3. this movie is horror ?
    well i dont like too much horror movie hehe