Sometimes movies are over hyped. I’m not saying that Black Swan is undeserving of all the awards and recognition it received. I just think my own circle of friends built it up way too high. Or maybe I just didn’t fall in love with the movie as I hoped I would.
Truthfully, Black Swan was frustrating. Perhaps it was over hyped or maybe the film simply wasn’t for me. It happens I suppose.
I can still appreciate the film for what it is. An incredibly intense and disturbing look into the mind of a troubled ballet dancer struggling to stay on top.
I thought it was brilliantly shot too. I’ve always been a fan Darren Aronofsky’s style. The Wrestler was one of my favorite movies of it’s year. Unfortunately, I was never fully interested in Black Swan. The more messed up visions took place, the more I felt disconnected from the story. I spent most of the time waiting for the decorated Best Picture nominee to emerge.
For me, it never did. I always tend to get a little worried when successful films like Black Swan fly over my head. What does that say about my taste in movies if I don’t agree with all the critics and audiences out there?
I thought about that a lot actually. I’ve decided it makes me honest. Black Swan isn’t a horrible movie but it certainly wasn’t for me. I wish I had seen it at the height of it’s popularity before too much time had passed. Maybe my experience would have been different.
There’s always a chance I’ll come across the film again someday and love it.