Posted on 5/25/11 07:05 AM
I'm probably going to get a lot of thumbs down for my rating and review, but Black Swan is extremely overrated and is not for the horror haters. I spent most of the time covering my eyes and praying for the film to end; it was just too gruesome, bloody and violent. The story is no doubt good, yes it portrays the competitive and harsh world of ballet, but couldn't it have done it without all the over explicit gore and nightmare inducing horror? Natalie Portman plays a ballerina who is under huge pressure to get the part of the black and white swan and the pressure leads to starvation and self mutilation. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassell put on good performances and the film offered an interesting and though provoking insight into the world of ballet, but personally I dont like such dark, morose and violent films. For those who dont like horror, you wont enjoy this.