I’ve been watching a string of Darren Aronofsky movies lately, starting with his latest, Black Swan. It stars Natalie Portman who does an incredible job portraying a perfectionist and over-protected ballet dancer. It was depressing, but I still felt a bit of happiness for Natalie Portman’s character. I enjoyed the movie, so I decided to watch another Darren Aronofsky film: The Wrestler.
Another excellent film! Mickey Rourke plays an aging wrestler who is living out the rest of his days alone and out of the spotlight. He tries to revive his wrestling career, but, of course, a 50+ year old man can only do so much. This movie also had me pretty depressed at the end, but I still felt a sliver of happiness for Mickey Rourke’s character.
I then watched Requiem for a Dream, released in 2000. Oh boy. Sorry to spoil, but there was no happiness at the end for me, just straight up depression. It was a very good movie, but damn, I had to watch a happy movie after. Check it out, definitely worth watching.
I particularly like how Aronofsky’s films have a common “chapter” in them. I call it the “We’re Gonna Make It and Be Happy!” chapter. This is the part when the characters experience a hopeful and seemingly happy-ending event that makes the inevitable sad ending even more effective. The characters are given a lollipop, so to speak, and then it is quickly and cruelly snatched away.
I think Aronofsky’s style would make for an incredible zombie/apocalyptic movie. So if anyone knows the guy, please forward this letter to him.
Dear Mr. Aronofsky,
Please make a zombie movie. Thanks.
Joe from The Pocalypse
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