It's time to root through some trailers! What sorts of wonderful things will be alluded to today?
Ok, Darren Aronofsky is an enigma to me. He'll make a movie as twisted and weird as Requiem for a Dream, as convoluted as the The Fountain, and then turn around and make a movie as raw as The Wrestler! I don't understand him, but I don't think I'm supposed to.
Black Swan is about dancers, and how fucking crazy they are! It concerns Nina, who is embroiled in a feverish rivalry with a fellow dancer, Lily, over who will get the lead in the production of Swan Lake that their company is putting on! Weird stuff transpires, rashes appear, Nina and Lily make out (for some reason), and Nina pulls barbs out of her skin!
Natalie Portman is Nina! Portman is an actress who has consistently turned in fantastic work, but never seems to get the recognition she deserves! A sole Oscar nomination? Never before has there been such heinous a crime! She looks primed to deliver another searing performance as this dancer slowly losing her sense! Mila Kunis has not been in anything high profile, dramatically that is, but she's a damn fine actress, and I'm eager to see her creep us out!
This trailer is nuts! I have no idea what the hell is going on in it, but, suffice to say, I interested in seeing how it turns out! Aronofsky isn't the most reliable of directors, but The Wrestler was great, and he got an astounding performance out of Mickey Rourke in that. Here's hoping he can do the same with Portman! I think he can!