Now, I should preface this by saying that I saw Black Swan when it first came out in January. I have not watched the film since. I can categorically say that I will never see this film again. I won't look at the DVD case when I'm at the shops. I won't accidentally catch it on cable TV and think "I'll just watch 5 minutes." If for some strange reason I am forced to watch it again, the universe may just implode as it means a paradox has occurred.
Black Swan has gained a reputation as being pretty crazy and disturbing. Well I am here to tell you it's all true. To be honest, before I even walked into the cinema I knew it would be, as it came from director Darren Aronofsky, the man who is single-handedly credited with inventing "ass-to-ass" and thrusting it into the English vernacular (so to speak).
|Fucking hell Darren Aronofsky.|
|Fucking hell Natalie Portman.|
Ballet - ruined.
Cutting your fingernails - ruined.
Having a bath - ruined.
Getting a cake - ruined.
Swans - ruined.
You'll know what I mean when you see the film. As an aside, most people would have heard about the scene between Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. All I will say about that is; Darren Aronofsky is an incredibly talented man, as he managed to make that scene the least sexy thing in the history of cinema.
|Fucking hell that guy.|
|Fucking hell Mila Kunis.|
In terms of the design of the movie, I suppose it would be an 8 ballerinas out of 10. For me though, due to the way it made me feel inside (ie: bad) I give it 4 "What the fuck!"s out of 10.