Cheryl : l come from Cinema , Black Swan!

pepebcn
pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
You really like it? Upas! Sorry but is a mixer between The exorcist, The shinning,with music of Tchaikovsky!. Sorry but I didn't like it at all! Although I have to recognize Nataly Portman is scoring excellent!.Well maybe I was a little anxious today and it was not the best movie against anxiety!LOL.
I needed a diazepam when I arrived home!LOL.
Hugs dear eh?

Comments

  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277 Member
    Pepe
    Thanks for your review. I had mixed feelings about it too. Natalie Portman did a fantastic acting job with the part ... but, I found that the beginning of the movie kinda drug along for me and I had some trouble becoming engaged in the movie for quite a while. With all the great reviews (which never helps before you see a movie) I think I was expecting something a little "better". I liked it OK but didn't love it and while I'd nominate Natalie for her performance, I wouldn't nominate the movie itself, though some of the coreography and swan costumes were very good too. Seems that every character in the movie had some major psychological problems!!!!
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
    Lori-S said:

    Pepe
    Thanks for your review. I had mixed feelings about it too. Natalie Portman did a fantastic acting job with the part ... but, I found that the beginning of the movie kinda drug along for me and I had some trouble becoming engaged in the movie for quite a while. With all the great reviews (which never helps before you see a movie) I think I was expecting something a little "better". I liked it OK but didn't love it and while I'd nominate Natalie for her performance, I wouldn't nominate the movie itself, though some of the coreography and swan costumes were very good too. Seems that every character in the movie had some major psychological problems!!!!

    I agree Lori but don't you have enough psychological problems
    this days? LOL. Don't know you but me I have my own problems so don't need others come to explain their madness to me! hahahaha!
    Hugs!
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Good reaction!
    Aha! See... and that's exactly why I thought this movie was good.... not because of the subject matter, per se. I guess one could call it a psychological thriller, although I think the script failed in that aspect. It was obvious that she had psychological problems but I bet everyone would have a different opinion as to what was the reason for these problems. I don't think she was so obsessed by dance that she drove herself insane... if anything, I think her mother (who I think was really unstable) drove her insane. Where the script failed in my opinion was... was anyone actually after her and if so, for what reason? Was her understudy really out to do anything to be able to take over her role, or was it all in her very disturbed mind?

    So did I like the movie? I loved the concept of it, the idea, but I don't think the writers took it far enough so I found the writing actually very weak. But the choreography was great. The cinematography, especially the one dance sequence where she grew the black feathers and became the Black Swan, was fantastic. I think Natalie Portman did a wonderful job of the role and the dedication she had for it... taking dance training of that calibre for a year before they filmed it shows real devotion to her art. Granted, she had dance training as a youngster, so that would have helped... but this was no easy kind of dance to just pick up for a movie role. Also, I really really liked her understudy, Mila Kunis... now there is a star in the making. Who would have ever thought someone of her talent was married to Home Alone's Macauley Caulkin??

    Anywho.... The King's Speech should win hands down over Black Swan for best picture. But Natalie Portman definitely should win for Best Actress. I love movies that make you think... and then when people think about them, everyone has a different opinion as to what did it mean :)

    Black Swan definitely wins hands down over all the silly rom com movies out there with people like Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, etc. Those are such a waste of movie dollars... but are very popular with the general paying public. Go figure? :)

    Cheryl
  • colon71
    colon71 Member Posts: 15
    I agree
    Yes I also say this was one weird movie but it was my wife's choice that night. However I did see The Rite with Anthony Hopkins last night and I thought that was really good, he is such a wonderful actor.
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member

    Good reaction!
    Aha! See... and that's exactly why I thought this movie was good.... not because of the subject matter, per se. I guess one could call it a psychological thriller, although I think the script failed in that aspect. It was obvious that she had psychological problems but I bet everyone would have a different opinion as to what was the reason for these problems. I don't think she was so obsessed by dance that she drove herself insane... if anything, I think her mother (who I think was really unstable) drove her insane. Where the script failed in my opinion was... was anyone actually after her and if so, for what reason? Was her understudy really out to do anything to be able to take over her role, or was it all in her very disturbed mind?

    So did I like the movie? I loved the concept of it, the idea, but I don't think the writers took it far enough so I found the writing actually very weak. But the choreography was great. The cinematography, especially the one dance sequence where she grew the black feathers and became the Black Swan, was fantastic. I think Natalie Portman did a wonderful job of the role and the dedication she had for it... taking dance training of that calibre for a year before they filmed it shows real devotion to her art. Granted, she had dance training as a youngster, so that would have helped... but this was no easy kind of dance to just pick up for a movie role. Also, I really really liked her understudy, Mila Kunis... now there is a star in the making. Who would have ever thought someone of her talent was married to Home Alone's Macauley Caulkin??

    Anywho.... The King's Speech should win hands down over Black Swan for best picture. But Natalie Portman definitely should win for Best Actress. I love movies that make you think... and then when people think about them, everyone has a different opinion as to what did it mean :)

    Black Swan definitely wins hands down over all the silly rom com movies out there with people like Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, etc. Those are such a waste of movie dollars... but are very popular with the general paying public. Go figure? :)

    Cheryl

    let's see my opinion cheryl
    Best movie, hereafter.
    best actor ,Colin firth.
    best actress Natalie Portman.
    best supporting role actor ,Geoffrey Rush .
    best supporting role actress , maybe the girl of hereafter I don't remember her name!
    by the way Have you seen hereafter?.Splendid movie!.
    I agree the ballet sequences are great specially the whole last act of swan lake, but the rest of the movie.......
    Hahahaha....we been discussing with my wife who caused the trauma whether the mother or the guy who manages the company! she said the mother I said the guy!.
    Hugs!
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331 Member
    colon71 said:

    I agree
    Yes I also say this was one weird movie but it was my wife's choice that night. However I did see The Rite with Anthony Hopkins last night and I thought that was really good, he is such a wonderful actor.

    Sorry Bobby /Colon I suggest you to see " there will be dragons"
    Hahahahaha! just take a look to the Internet! Hahahaha!. ( not released yet)