Black Swan is a beautiful movie and im not just saying that because Natalie Portman and Mila Kuniz are super babes. This movie is a piece of art because of the outstanding performances by the entire cast. Portman does an incredible job releasing the "black swan" by starting off as a cute innocent girl then proceeds to transform into one of the most twisted female roles I've seen in a while. I'm not a huge fan of Mila Kuniz but she is spectacular in this film and really gets under your skin. Vincent Cassel's character is very dynamic, he keeps you thinking he is a pervert, leading our protagonist down the wrong path. BUT one must question if he actually was the only support and motivation that Portman's character had. Either way when I was watching this film there were many times the audience laughed at things he was saying and I'm not sure if it was what Arronosky was intending to be interpreted as comic relief.
Pervert or genius???
I really enjoyed the symbolism throughout the entire movie, from the emphasis on colours in the film to the incredible score, this movie made you feel alone,depressed, and psychotic without the use of dialogue. Arronofsky did an amazing job of using everyday life experiences to display the loneliness of Portman's character. For example; you know those moments when you're walking alone and you see someone you think you know and you don't want to make small talk with but there's no other way to avoid it and you're going to have to pass them. But by the time you get close to them you find out its a complete stranger!? Or how about the feeling of standing in front of a group of people and being able to hear one single person laughing at you? I thought these feelings were perfectly executed in a great Darren Arronofsky style.
Initially I thought I wouldn't really enjoy all the ballet in this movie but I actually enjoyed it and gave me a completely different view on the art of ballet. Now I believe all ballerinas are all bulimic, self mutilating, crazies hahaha. As I mentioned, before the score of this film was beautiful which probably made all the dancing a little more tolerable.