Friday, July 15, 2011

Good or Evil? That is the Question.

Black Swan

Black Swan by mimosasonmondays featuring kate spade jewelry

I know that I'm a little behind the times (okay... more like 6 months behind) on the movie scene but I finally got around to watching Black Swan a few weeks ago and was both perplexed and shocked. Surprisingly, I had not talked to anyone about the movie before I finally watched it; except to hear a person here or there say that they loved it, so I had no expectations or preconceived thoughts going into it. I also didn't know much of the story line except from what I had seen in previews.

You can imagine the shock that I was in as I watched the movie with my jaw dropped for all 108 minutes. I'm not sure if I would place Black Swan in the genre of Horror Films... maybe a Thriller... but I was definitely on the edge of my seat throughout the whole movie and a little scared to turn off the lights when it finally ended around 1AM. Natalie Portman brought an element to her role that we have never seen from her before. Her struggle between good and evil bordered the brink of insanity. She was brilliant in both her portrayal of this struggle and in the elaborate perfection of her dancing. 

I would highly recommend that you watch the movie if you have not seen it yet. I will forewarn you that there are several graphic scenes that I was definitely not expecting but the movie is a must see for its pure genius directing and Oscar Winning acting.

Have you seen Black Swan? And if so, what did you think?

1 comment:

  1. I found the movie really surprising as well, I didn't know much about it going in, but found it really fascinating, overwhelming, disturbing and beautiful all at the same time!