My classmates and I went to the cinema in English today. We watched Black Swan, a movie I've been pretty much dying to see. And we got it real cheap because it was a study trip and therefore the cinema gives some kind of discount... Lucky!
We have a subject called "Unexpected tales" in English class at the moment and some girls and I thought Black Swan would fit in there perfectly! The boys seemed pretty eager about seeing it as well, so it was quickly agreed on.
Nina is a ballerina with a mother whom used to be in the same profession. She's fought to get where she is and is dying to get a larger part. When the academy starts a Swan Lake-production she is eager to obtain the role of both the White and Black Swan and become the new Swan Queen. She gets picked for the role but somebody is out to get her...
I was very pleased with the movie but I wasn't blown away due to the fact that my expectations had been sky high. Sadly so.
Also, I had expected some horror movie-like shocks and didn't find there to be many... Even though my classmates thought I was mental when I mentioned this - they'd been jumping up and down in their seats in surprise.
There were some really nasty scenes in this. I'm usually very good at seperating reality and film, but in this case many things was something one know happens. Nina goes to a ballerina masseuse at some point and the way that her joints just crack... It's soooo realistic. And the fact that I know Natalie Portman danced for 5 hours each day makes it even more so.
Natalie Portman - and everybody else in the movie for that sake - plays her part so well! I'm already head over heels for her becuase of first Star Wars and then V, but the way she performs here... it's just splendid.
We talked the movie over afterwards. Everyone had been just a little freaked out - even the boys! - and that made it very interesting to discuss it. Many were happy that it would still be day outside, because there are some dark scenes in Nina's home that could really make you think there could be monsters just around the corner...
The music is btw absolutely fantastic... It's classical music throughout the whole movie and that actually made the whole thing more eery at some points...