You may not have seen the movie, so I won’t be publishing any spoilers that would ruin it.
This is how I work…When I decide I want to see a movie, I would ideally like to hear nothing more about the movie. I just want to see it as it unfolds. I’m *not* OCD over this, I just avoid hearing about a movie in advance after I have decided to see it. If I don’t know whether to see it or not, either a non-spoiler synopsis or a short trailer works for me.
Bearing this in mind, I knew nothing about Black Swan.
Tonight, I asked mum and Maurice if they might like to watch some TV for a change. Maurice is in awe of my TV and sound system in the basement.
Of the Blu-Ray DVDs at home, they picked Black Swan.
A reasonably short way into the movie, a character is given what is described as a “homework assignment” and I assure you this gives nothing away about the movie if you haven’t seen it. My next two sentences will, however, have you wondering. If you have seen the movie, then you will know that this assignment was not a traditional one and knowing that my mum was sitting next to me had me squirming. So did some later scenes–uggh!
Overall, the movie was an interesting concept and the drama played well. It was a script written to show not tell and, as a result, worked well. I like it when we need to think a little as the movie continues.
Mental note: From now on, only watch summer Pixar movies with my mum.