Monday, 1 October 2012

Review: Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club
IMDB rate: 8,9

So, it took me awhile, but I finally watched Fight Club. And wow, I really really liked it! Amazing movie, I knew there was some twist up thing in the movie but I did not expected this to happen. I won't give out any spoilers for people that havena't watched it yet, but all I can say is: WATCH IT.

I haven't read the book yet, but now I've seen the movie I'm very curious about the book! Many people say it's also an amazing book, so I can't wait to read it. 

Well, let's start by saying that Brad Pitt performance of Tyler Durden was amazing! I also liked him in Se7en, which is also a movie from David Fincher, and is an amazing actor in general. But the way he played Tyler Durden, wow.  But also the choice of Helena Bonham Carter was great (did she ever played a normal role?). She's a great actress and also in this movie she played more than convincing. To be fair, I don't think I've seen a lot of Edward Norton movies (Stone, The Italian Job and Red Dragon) but this movie made me curious about other movies he played in, because he's an amazing actor and played his role of 'the Narrator' really good. 

The storyline of Fight Club: (I must admit that I copied this from IMDB, because it just made everything perfectly clear).
A young urban professional who works for a major car manufacturer can't sleep. Although he doesn't have any of the associated afflictions, he stumbles across support groups as a means to let out whatever emotions he is feeling, which in turn is allowing him to sleep. But the use of these support groups is ruined when he meets a young woman named Marla Singer, who is also going to all these support group meetings. Because he knows she too is not afflicted with any of the maladies for which the groups exist, her presence has lessened the impact of the stories he hears. His life changes when he meets a soap manufacturer named Tyler Durden, who in many ways is the antithesis of the insomniac. Due to unusual circumstances with his own condo, the insomniac moves in with Tyler, who lives in a large dilapidated house in an otherwise abandoned part of town. After a bit of spontaneous roughhousing with Tyler in a bar parking lot, the insomniac finds it becomes a ritual between the two of them, which is helping him cope with the other more difficult aspects of his life. The fights also attract a following, others who not only want to watch but join in. Understanding that there are other men like them, the insomniac and Tyler begin a secret fight club. As the fight club's popularity grows, so does its scope in all aspects. Marla becomes a circle not specifically of the fight clubs but of Tyler and the insomniac's collectives lives. As the nature of the fight clubs becomes out of control in the insomniac's view, the insomniac's life, in association, is one where he no longer understands what is happening around him, or how he can get out of it without harming himself. 

I do think this movie changed a bit my view on other movies, I can't explain it really, but damn, I was really impressed by Fight Club. For some reason you'll identify yourself with everything that happens in this movie. I can't actually wait to watch it again, just to re-check everything that happened and if I can notice anything new that can make the story more 'true'.

My personal rate: 9/10

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