Many of you may have seen the trailer and movie poster profiled by Barrett Goetz for the upcoming flick Black Swan. The movie is from the twisted mind of Darren Aronofsky, the man who brought us The Wrestler, The Fountain, Pi, and the well known Requiem for a Dream. His movies always seem to have a demented angle to them, and Black Swan looks no different if you have seen the preview. Even though Aronofsky pushes the envelope with each of his projects, audiences usually respond well to the message he is trying to convey.
Black Swan just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and the first press screening recently let out. The buzz circulating online could not be much better for Aronofsky and his new pet project. Some of the biggest movie sources on the planet can be see raving about the film below. Even if you don't read the excerpts from the reviews, at least skim them to grasp some of the words used to describe the film. Thoughts on the film like: "devastated, tense, excited, sexy, horror-thriller, wicked, visually complex, and enthralling" are just some of the praise given by these critics.
I think the most intriguing thing I pulled from the excerpts is "horror-thriller." While I know Aronofsky was going to make this film interesting, I find it hard to wrap my head around a movie about ballet circling the horror-thriller genre. I have no doubt that Aronofsky pulled it off as you can see the positive critical reaction pouring over the latest perverse project from the director. Consider me a paying customer when the movie hits theaters.
Black Swan drops in the United States December 1st, 2010.