It's a pretty amazing flick, anything that make ballet interesting gets a thumbs up in my book. Who knew the shit was so brutal?
And this isn't the first horror movie that's done it, remember Susperia? But ballet is the perfect setting and I gotta admit, I found all the physicality of it pretty interesting, most of the stuff made me cringe. Granted it drags a teeny bit in the middle, but the ending more than makes up for it and Natalie Portman truly gives an awe-inspiring performance.
As for if it's horror or not...I'd say so...there are scenes that solely want to horrify you...that's the effect it's going for...and it succeeds (there's one particular scene involving Wynona Ryder in a hospital you won't be forgetting anytime soon.)
But because the "Horror" label gets a badwrap in hollywood, I'm sure you'll be hearing this described as a drama everywhere you go...but don't let it fool you. This is a horror film, complete with crazy transformations, creepy whispers in the dark...and plenty of death.
Last edited by Sonny (2011-01-24 04:52:11)