Black Swan movie review

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    Loveenposted 8 years ago

    Black swan features Natalie Piortman and Ma kunis (The Book of Eli) and is about Nina's (Natalie) role as the new queen swan. She is a mentally unstable ballerina and Although the storyline starts out with an intreging dance duet, and keeps you guessing through the movies progress, it falls flat in the morality and cleanliness. With the F word being said over 10times and numerous sexual inuindo and sex scenes it is a skip for sure.

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      filmchick1987posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard it has disturbing lesbian sex scenes. I was all for watching it till then. Not that I'm against lesbians, but it was clearly put in there just to stir up some controversy.

      1. Tina Kachan profile image60
        Tina Kachanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree about stiring up and controversy, but in my opinion the scene really was connected to the story, although I think that it should have been done differently and less explicit, that would be much better.

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        spookyfoxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        SPOILERS (sort of)

        Didn't find it disturbing at all. There are much more disturbing scenes regarding violence (one specially with her mom).

        I wouldn't judge why is a scene there before watching the movie though.

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          Tina Kachanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I agree. I didn` think there would be so much disturbing scenes. I thought that one when she was ripping her skin of (when she broke her nail or something like that) was terrible. Especially when you watch it in cinema on a huge HD screen and surround system  big_smile

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            spookyfoxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That scene was creepy, even if I had to watch it at my computer hmm Still not in cinemas where I live.

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          filmchick1987posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I don't need to watch it to know why it's there. Why do you think they show explicit sex in films? Just hinting at it and showing them lying in bed afterwards would get the point across, but they put it in there because sex sells. The lesbian aspect just makes people talk about it more.

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            spookyfoxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            So you think sex is not artistically justifiable, but violence is? Sex is a natural part of life, that's why it's put into movies.

            There's a difference between explicit and gratuitous. And you do need to watch it in context to tell them appart.

    2. Rebecca ShawGove profile image61
      Rebecca ShawGoveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Loveen.  I have posted a critical review of Black Swan as well:

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    Loveenposted 8 years ago


  3. superwags profile image76
    superwagsposted 8 years ago

    Wow, what a bunch of prudes on here!

    I dreaded the idea of watching a film about a mad balerina, but it was excellent. Not as good as the King's Speech (which I watched the previous week), but still excellent.

    1. feelingfoxy profile image59
      feelingfoxyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you, Black Swan was excellent. The best film I've seen in a long while...I can't remember when I last left a theater so pumped with adrenaline and as anxiety-riddled as Natalie Portman's character that I felt it might be a little unsafe for me to be driving a car.

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    spookyfoxposted 7 years ago

    Well I've just written a hub regarding the discussed scene and why after watching the movie twice, I think it's more than justified. It contains spoilers, but if you're not planning to watch it anyway you might be interested to read.

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    KJS411posted 7 years ago

    thanks for the insight on this movie. I feel compelled to see it since it is up for a handful of Oscars although this is not "my type" of movie. I've chosen The King's Speech and True Grit the last few times to the movies but will see Black Swan at some point. Thanks again. The two movies I've mentioned are terrifc and worth seeing.

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      spookyfoxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm planning on watching them both, and I hear The Fighter is good too. Recently watched 127 Hours and thought it was marvelous.

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        KJS411posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I saw The Figher before the first two I mentioned and loved it. I like Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale and I grew up fairly close to that area. I was familair with the Irsih Mickey Ward story and wanted to see how the movie portrayed his life. Also heard 127 hours was terrific and is next on my list if and when I find the time. It's a rush to see these all before the Oscars.

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    PollyPocket32posted 7 years ago

    I haven't gotten to see the Kings Speech but I loved Black Swan and the Fighter. Both very good movies and I would gladly watch them both over again!


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