February 7, 2011

Black Swan (2010)

"A ballet dancer wins the lead in 'Swan Lake' and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odette's evil sister, Odile, the Black Swan."

In spite of being labelled as a "psychological horror" by some misguided individuals, "Black Swan" is an overhyped, boring and tedious waste of time. It's just a nonsensical drama with elements of much better films thrown in and some titillating scenes just so that you don't nod off completely.

Vincent Cassel and Barbara Hershey both look really old, Natalie Portman has horrible feet and plays with herself a lot, and Mila Kunis gets to do some fantasy lesbian action for anyone who cares. Everybody seems to be filmed in extreme close-up too much and all look as if they need a good wash. You can almost smell the stench of the sweaty, anorexic ballet dancers.

On the plus side, there's some nice set dressing with lots of black and white objects for the hard of understanding.

I absolutely hated this film on every level.

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