Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Get Nasty in The Black Swan

Whether you like Darren Aronofsky’s films or not is entirely a matter of choice, but one thing cannot be debated or argued – Aronofsky is a visionary filmmaker and a cinematic artist. He made waves at the Sundance Film Festival in the late 1990s with his black and white thriller, Pi, and followed that film with the disturbing and haunting Requiem for a Dream, the dreamlike and romantic The Fountain, and the gritty Oscar darling, The Wrestler. His newest picture, The Black Swan, opens in limited release on December 1, 2010 and is scheduled to open the Venice International Film Festival next month.

The Black Swan stars Natalie Portman (Brothers) and Mila Kunis (The Book of Eli) as two ballerinas working for a New York City stage production of Swan Lake.  Portman is the innocent White Swan and Kunis is the sensual Black Swan, and as you can see from watching the trailer, their seemingly tetchy rivalry turns into a bizarre friendship, wherein it seems Portman goes a little nuts. One thing is certain, the look and feel of this preview seems to mirror the bright visual sensation Aronofsky paints in Pi, Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain.

I’m interested to see if Aronofsky can follow the success he enjoyed with The Wrestler, and I’m also interested to see the performances of Kunis and Portman. Both are extremely beautiful women, but Portman is a tad overrated in my book and Kunis hasn’t given me anything but a pretty face to be impressed over. What do you think? After watching the trailer, do you have any interest?

4 comments On Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis Get Nasty in The Black Swan

  • I’m definitely excited to see this film regardless of the fact that Portman and Kunis have never impressed me in the past. It seems like this is a film that will make them shine though…Aronofsky is such a great director I think it’s inevitable that the two will have better than average performances in it. I’m sure it will turn out to be a great film….if it isn’t, whoever it was that put the trailer together did a great job.

  • Yeh they’re overated but I think this could be different. Let’s hope.

  • I think it should be a pretty good film. Both actresses I feel can bring something special to this movie that nobody else would be able to do. To be honest I am just really excited to see Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis make out with each other hard core style. Like damn.

  • I hope so. I love all of Aronofsky’s other pictures. I can’t imagine this sucking and I think he will bring the best out of Portman and Kunis.

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