Dancing hates me as much as I hate it. But oh boy, after watching the Black Swan, I can't help but pity myself for failing to recognize, after all this years that dancing or ballet to be more specific is such a precious art. It has transcended my expectations. Very seldom do I watch films related to this area because I always try to shun it. The trailer, the praises and awards of this film made me curious enough to give it a try.
What I liked most about it is that it messes up with your mind and is thought-provoking. Ironic that I find it on the plus side huh? Through this, I see the story and the scenes were well-thought. It's good to have mental exercises sometimes. It gives you a peek on the mind of a person who has herself as her biggest enemy. It can get really scary and creepy. There were a couple of moments where I winced and and felt the urge to hold on to my seat because of horror. The sequence showed coherence though I must say that it was pretty difficult to follow.
The movie showed gracefulness and DARKNESS. The perfect delivery of the characters in their roles made it all better. Aside from the fact that Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis are incredibly hot and the lesbo action made some go "Woohoo!", their performances were top-notch. Natalie Portman deserved the Oscar. She didn't just act, she "lived" the role. For Darren Aronofsky, he may have just proven that it's not just the larger-than-life visual effects that can demonstrate a film's greatness. This movie was pure genius. And if I could tell Nina Sayers one thing, that would be, "I also felt it."