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Fight Club review

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Cap'n CJ, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Cap'n CJ

    Cap'n CJ Arrr! Veteran

    May 29, 2004
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    This is a review I wrote a couple of years ago for the film Fight Club. Enjoy!

    Advantages: Excellent casting and acting, well written and paced, great atmosphere

    Disadvantages: ...Erm.....

    I''m afraid i'm going to have to break the first two rules, and write a review for this movie. You'd be forgiven for looking at the title and assuming this is a macho gore-fest with violent punchups at every possible opportunity, but once you start it playing, you instantly realise: A lot of movies are pointless excuses for bloodshed, but this isn't one of them. Before long I found myself sucked into the world created by Palahnuik, and adapted by Fincher.
    I planned to write about the storyline here, but I changed my mind - I'd rather you watch it, and see for yourself. It's not my place to deprive you of it...
    The contrast between the pale, quiet, frustrated narrator (Known to many as simply "Jack", though this is never confirmed) and the charismatic Tyler Durden (A soap salesman with a strange view on the world) is a joy to watch, as they bounce off eachother with well written dialogue and timing. The film has occasional splatterings of gore, as the name suggests, but fighting isn't the true focus of the film. I don't want to talk too much more about the storyline, that's for you to discover on your own.

    Brad Pitt plays Tyler Durden amazingly well, with some true comedy moments between him and the narrator. Edward Norton also shines in this film, particularly towards the end. Helena Bonham Carter also makes an appearance as Marla Singer, and plays the role in her particular style, and it really works with the character.

    Overall, this is a fantastically written movie with excellent pacing and characters. The cast play their parts very well, and Fincher's vision for what Fight Club was has clearly been fulfilled. And of course, the ending... I wont ruin it for you. The only bad point about this entire film that I can think of is how it's been almost "prejudiced" because of it's name. People make an assumption, and move on. Put simply, Fight Club is about more than Fight Club. It's a dark, twisted look at society. It's a display of the frustration of a generation. Hell, it's a masterpiece.
    In conclusion:
    If you haven't seen this film... Stop reading reviews and buy it!
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    Ed Norton is <3
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