Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quick Review: Black Swan

There was a lot of hype surrounding Natalie Portman’s role in Black Swan.  Hype says that this was an Oscar nomination worthy role.  While Portman delivers a good performance, ultimately the movie is just too cheesy for me take seriously.

The movie, about a ballerina who lands the lead in Swan Lake and finds herself morphing into the evil lead character uses a lot of visual tricks and scares that fall flat to me.  Instead of making scenes more tense or thrilling, the tricks actually made me want to laugh.

The plot of the movie also did not make much sense, I failed to know or understand the characters and why Portman’s character found herself becoming the evil Black Swan.  This was overall just a disappointing movie.  ** Stars

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