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Fight Club
USA, Germany
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
IMDB rating:
David Fincher
Edward Norton as The Narrator
Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden
Helena Bonham Carter as Marla Singer
Meat Loaf as Robert 'Bob' Paulson
Zach Grenier as Richard Chesler
David Andrews as Thomas
George Maguire as Group Leader
Eugenie Bondurant as Weeping Woman
Christina Cabot as Group Leader
Christie Cronenweth as Airline Attendant
Tim De Zarn as Inspector Bird
Storyline: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.
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A Film Every Millennial Needs To See
After watching Fight Club blown away by the plot twist, I wondered why it took me such a long time to come around to watching it. The moment my first screening of Fight Club ended was just like the first time I saw Memento. My mind was blown away and I could only think how did the screenwriters created such a radical and genius screenplay. The way the story is told and presented on the screen is intensely engaging that I was sucked into the story and I became "the narrator".

Born as a millennial, I felt that this is one of the most important films that every young person needs to see. It is amazing but also shameful that this film made in 1999 is still relevant today. These days the population is still occupied with people who are unhappy about their life. There is a statistic which says that in the US one of the most well-off countries, over 70% of people hate their jobs. Basically, spending years of their lives miserable. This dull and harsh reality is illustrated in Fight Club with the "Film Noir" style, realistic lighting and the minor-key soundtracks which creates a dark mood. It shows you from the start that this film is about getting to the point…no more lying to ourselves, and it's time to wake up. This is the journey that the narrator takes in the film. Tyler Durden is there to help the narrator to awaken from his life of indoctrination.

Fight Club is a modern Film Noir. The filmmakers of Fight Club were able to reflect the time in place the film was created. Fight Club is set during late capitalism after the war, where people were consumed by consumerism. Subsequently, this is also when many men became the sensitive new man of the 1990's, which closely reflect the narrator especially his obsession with IKEA furniture. Rather than working for power or building himself up, he purchases things to create his identity. Moreover, the low-key lighting and overall darkness of Fight Club possibly reflects the harsh reality of how these men perceived the world during "(the) great depression (of) our lives" quote from Tyler Durden. In addition, to add to the theme of consumerism. David Fincher stated that there is a Starbucks coffee cup or a logo in every scene of the movie. Starbucks is one of the most recognizable franchise in the world and it is a great example of people's dependency and addiction to materialism.

One of the most noteworthy characteristic of Fight Club is its unique and out of the ordinary story-line. As stated earlier it is an experience similar to watching Memento. The story is formed in a way that the experience of the audience mirrors one of the narrator. The first time the narrator finally realizes that him and Tyler are the same person, the audience is equally confused as the narrator and cannot believe everything that has happened. Nowadays, I feel like the cinema is dominated by films with predictable story lines where the story is just spoon fed to viewers, made by studios with big budgets and revenue as utmost importance. In my life time, it seemed to me that there were not many films like Fight Club where I actually enjoyed being confused after the first screening and still enjoy watching it for the second time with the same amount of engagement as the first. The whole film experience was like completing a puzzle. With some online research, I was able to find answers to lingering questions. Then watching it for the second time I was able to make sense of everything and it was a satisfying moment.

Fight Club isn't just a film with incredible cinematography and screenplay. It is philosophy and is a catalyst for many to live a full life. Tyler Durden is really someone that the young generation need, he delivers all the most important lessons in life. If you want a big wake up call in your life, something that breaks your pattern this is the film to go back to.
It doesn't get much better than this
Similar in idea to 'American Beauty' but certainly not in style or content this bleak look at underground culture and the spiritual redemption it brings is easily one of the most intelligent films I've ever seen. Directed by the same man who brought us the superb 'The Game' this is another film which you'll have to see more than once to truly understand. Focusing on sad white-collar, middle-class Norton whose only real dream in life is to own all the contents of an IKEA catalogue it follows him through a chance meeting with charismatic stranger Pitt and the unfortunate events which conspire to draw them together. After a nights hard drinking they start a friendly-ish scrap which is viewed by a couple of others and from that small acorn a mighty oak called Fight Club grows. This is the point around which the whole film revolves with Norton and Pitt forming an underground club which draws more and more disillusioned young men to join it. Based on firm 'Queensbury Rules' it is a cathartic if bloody way to spend your night. Eventually as it becomes a huge operation Pitt, the de facto leader, moves it up a gear and creates his own cult from this secret society. This is where the film becomes brilliant and the twist near the end is magnificent, better even than the much talked about 'The Sixth Sense'. It just has so much to say about things: the emasculation of an entire generation of young men ("No great war to fight, no great depression"), the growing isolation we all feel from one another and the need to find something to draw us back together and most importantly, the power of an exciting, challenging idea and it's fermentation into cultism. However, where many films would just say 'This is a bad thing' 'Fight Club' doesn't. It is more a condemnation of a materialistic society which has forgotten about a large section of itself. You can empathise with these men completely, even when they band together against this uncaring society that has reared them to be something their instincts don't understand. It's as close to genius as you'll get and one film you'll talk about and think about for days.
In a year of amazing films, this one always stands out for me.
Whenever I talk about different years in movies, I always pick 1999 as my favourite year. So many amazing films came out such as American Beauty, The Green Mile, The Matrix and Being John Malkovich. Out of every movie that came out this year, one stands out for me and that is Fight Club.

The first time I ever watched this movie was really late at night and I had waited for it to come on T.V and had to wait until everyone was asleep. I was in absolute awe over the sheer brilliance of the film. everything about it is amazing.

The first thing I noticed was the cinematography. Every time I watch this movie, the opening shot gets me excited and ready for a powerful film.

The story itself is so interesting, it doesn't have any dull moments. Even when a character's life is portrayed as boring you are just hooked in wanting to see what will happened next. The way the story develops also is very fascinating.

Then we have wonderful performances from both Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. But I think that the real standout here is Helena Bonham Carter. She plays one of the only female characters in the movie and truly makes you think about everything in the movie.

There is one negative point though, the fact that a few scenes feel random and tacked on, along with some plot holes.

Overall, if you haven't checked this out, this is a must for every person as long as you aren't squeamish.

Rating: 6.8/7 (or 9/10)
An awful bore
I really didn't enjoy this film at all & I fall into the target group (male 20-30). 2/10 I'd give this.

There seems a belief too that anyone who doesn't enjoy it is either thick, against violence or especially 'doesn't get the message behind it'. Well, none of those apply to me.

In this flawed film, I understand that it was any of: a)a group of young men rebelling against a Borgeousie consumerism society. b)one man seeing how he is totally dissatisfied with life and how his mind tries to change things or c)people stopping to watch Cornelius fight himself because voyeurism is human nature the film makes a deliberate attempt to make the viewer feel guilty for being a voyeur. (I'll come to that later)

You can take your pick really, whatever way, I still find it crap. Any film (Shawshank Redmeption excepted) which concerns 'one mans' anything, generally creates no emotion in me other than boredom. The whole tagline to the film makes me want to puke: "one 30 year old man's journey of self-discovery."

So what? Are we supposed to sympathise with Norton because of this? I'm sorry but I have sympathy in films with people dying, or who's family have been killed. John Hurt triumphing over cancer in Champions, Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan, thousands of others. Even Norton himself actually in the brilliant American History X. In the 2nd half, I sympathise with him for the life he has found himself with.

But in this (and I find myself saying the same as I did with the equally awful American Beauty) Just because some blokes fed up & having a midlife crisis we're supposed to feel for him. Oh diddums. The only film where this premise has worked brilliantly is 'It's a Wonderful Life' with James Stewart. He was in crisis (and justifyably too) but never resorted to any of the levels stooped to here.

(That might seem a weak point, but It's just come to me & I can't put my finger on exactly why Wonderful Life is so far superior to Fight Club in tackling a midlife crisis, but they are as far extreme as you can get)

I'd also question whether we're all voyers? For every moron that slows down on a motorway to look at an accident on the other side, there's a 100 or so that can't believe the stupidity of it.

There are countless flaws too. The scene prior to the car crash wouldn't have worked? Who was Norton talking to? with the passengers there? Where did he acquire his knowledge of soap from? Would people have watched 1 bloke fighting himself? and much more too. Ok, maybe one or 2 of those have answers but I couldn't find them.

I think to really enjoy this film, you have to have clicked or empathised with the main character, and if you did, I feel a bit sorry for you. It would however account for the popularity of such things as marriage guidance councillors, drugs, footballers agents, even to a degree religion (but only when it becomes absolutely fanatical & life revolves around it).

Maybe it's just me & I'm fortunate but so many people seem unable to get through the little problems that life throws up on their own & without help of any kind anymore, like inventing a friend for one thing.

I know plenty of people who like this, intelligent some of them, so I've no problem with people who enjoy 'Arty & deep' films with psychological meaning to them. I just don't. But not through failing to understand them, Just merely through not connecting with characters who suffer problems like a 'mid-life crisis for non deserving reasons'.

On top of all of that, it was a very slow film too.
Cult Classic
As a dude, I feel obliged to watch this movie at least once a year. No seriously, it's good for your testosterone levels.

I first watched Fight Club in high school, and although I didn't get it at first, I've been watching it ever since with increasing pleasure. Arguably David Fincher's best movie for a multitude of reasons, namely that sweet blend of dark humor, violence, and bad-ass performances by the actors.

Cinematography is great, even though the special effects are sometimes questionable/dizzying/cheesy, it never seems to bother me; call me nostalgic, I think it just adds to the overall flavor of the film.

People kinda either hate or love this movie. Either way, if you haven't seen it yet, something's wrong with you.
ULTIMATE Dumb Guy movie.
How can we get Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Meatloaf to beat the c**p out of each other? This movie solves that "problem," and gives the studio license to shoot a film veiled in psuedo-philosophies and violence.

It's just dumb. Don't try looking beneath the surface, because nothing is there (maybe that's the point). It provides that men are imasculated and shackled by modern life... their spirits crushed by their jobs and their possessions. In order to escape, you fight. It's so simple! Give up the banalities of ordinary life and find your individuality in a black t-shirt fight gang. Makes sense. Teenage males will certainly think so, since it is filmed in the MTV style... bright color palette, fancy edits, blood... mesmerizing (and simple philosophies tend to go over well on that demographic).

It actually starts our promisingly. I loved the first quarter. Only when it attempts to provide us with answers that are, sorry, far out of the grasp of the writers, does it fail.

Film buffs may want to view it simply for one of the sloppiest, tacked-on "surprise" endings in cinema history. I could only laugh. Bottom line: Dumb.
A feast of thoughts
I am not some professional movie critics, but someone who is fond of watching films. I have seen hundreds of suspense films, but Fight Club is the best among them. Some people may say that the Mulholland Drive is the most famous, and I agree, but the Fight Club is definitely the deepest suspense film. Trust me, as long as you could finish watching this film, the feast of thoughts will absolutely impress you.

The story starts with an insomnic car recycler, Jack, who attended several benevolent societies in order to have a good sleep. Occasionally Jack meets a woman called Marla, who attends the same societies but has no physical injuries, just like Jack. So finally they shared the attendances to benevolent societies. Tyler, the soap dealer and the unruly man whom Jack meets on the plane, steps into Jack's life. Jack's home was destroyed by the explosion of natural gas and all his favorite furniture vanishes. Jack moved to Tyler's home on paper street and after a while, they organized the fight club. After a series of "terrorism" activities, this club is all over the country, which becomes a sheer crime organization. During this process, the relationships between Jack, Tyler, Marla and other fight club members become complex, and after several conflicts, Tyler decides to explode twelve buildings, and Jack determines to stop him. And eventually, Jack realized that Tyler was one of his personalities and killed Tyler by shooting at himself. In the last scene, Jack and Marla stand together and watch the collapse of those buildings outside. It is the shallowest meaning the film shows to audience.

With the ridiculous actions, decisions, principals and characteristics, this film gives people a sense of absurdity. So audience mainly concludes them as the results motivated by the mental issue Jack is suffering from. However, when you deeply study this film, you will find some interesting things.

Firstly, the personalities and the fight club. Is it possible for such a great organization with great population governed by Jack individually? Or is it logical that by exploding the buildings, people's deposits will turn to none? A scene when Jack goes into the bar, there is no one in it, but two seconds later when the camera shifts to the same scene, there is a barman standing right there. So is it possible that the fight club was Jack's imagination? Or is it possible that everyone in the club is Jack's personality, it's just some of them have names, like Bob, while others don't have? It is worth thinking.

Secondly, the explosion. When the smiling face depicted by a explosion happens to a building in West Franklin, does it look like the sticker besides Tyler's phone in his house? The building where Jack fights with Tyler is right on Franklin Street, and it seems similar to the exploded building. And the scene of the explosion looks very like the scene which Jack's home is destroyed, so is it possible that all of the explosions are all the same?

Thirdly, the identity of Marla. It seems totally impossible that Marla shows up in a testicular cancer benevolent society without anyone's rejection. What's more, the dressing and behavior of Tyler and Marla looks always similar: cigarettes and sunglasses, and sometimes the same clothes. On the walls outside Marla's apartment reads many "myself" and "I like myself", which also indicates something. One classic sentence Jack says is like "Marla and Tyler never show up together". Thus, whether Marla is real or not is worth considering.

Fourthly, the street's name. Tyler's window-less house is on Paper Street, and the people who have ever been to the house include: Tyler, Jack, Marla and other club members. We already know that those are all the characters imagined by Jack, or Jack's personalities, and no one else has ever been to the house. With all the information, can we indicate that even the house is Jack's imagination?

Other clues including the yin and yang desks, the death of Bob, the sentences about cancers, the accidents and the poet of "Worker bees can leave, even drones can fly away, the queen is their slave" all leads to the answer that Jack is the "queen", while others, even including his furniture, are all his personalities -- the worker bees and drones.

At the end of the film, when Jack gets rid of his anti-personality - - Tyler and stands with his kind personality -- Marla, watching the collision of buildings outside, I think that Jack actually dies. But anyway, since this film has a lot of clues and confusing scenes, there definitely are many perspectives to explain, and my analysis is just one of them.

Maybe this film has some mistakes that could not be explained, but as long as the director concludes them as Jack's imagine, they all make senses. That's why I like it, not sheer perfect, but turns every defects into merits. With the intriguing scenes, various characters and personalities, meaningful sentences and provoking transitions, this film is really worth watching and studying. I strongly recommend those who haven't watched this film have a try, and those who have watched try a brain storm, and I'm sure that's going to be interesting.
Maybe one of the best movies ever made
An intense psychological thriller movie that goes so deep into the protagonist's mind that feels almost like dreaming. Many scenes are symbolic and you need to watch them again and again to reveal cool details that are strategically placed. And that's one thing. The overall movie is just plain cool. Colors, editing and overall style are just beyond. Of course the twist of the plot is also amazing and it is one of the most shocking experiences you can get from modern cinema. Also the cast couldn't have been better. The chemistry of the roles in this movie is astonishing. Apart from all this the soundtrack by chemical brothers is of course rated high. Go see it if you haven't done yet. One of my favourites. The end.
Fight Club
When I first heard the name of the movie (Fight Club) I thought "Oh so it's basically just guys fighting the whole time. Like main character is probably a boxer or a fighter or something. It's not really worth watching." I didn't think it was a kind of movie that I would enjoy. But, Fight Club is not just a movie where guys beat each other up because they have nothing else to do. On the contrary, the movie has really clear statements about the society that we live in.

During the last week of school of my junior year of high school, we would watch a different movie everyday because we didn't have class. One of the movies we watched during that week was Fight Club and I think I was the least excited person in the class about watching that movie. However, throughout the movie, I had a great time. I absolutely loved the movie and it's definitely one of my favorite movies. It was definitely not what I thought it was going to be. I liked everything about it, it was great until the end. I've watched that movie multiple times and I still watch it without getting bored. I can watch it again and again and it will never get old or boring. Fight Club is a really unique movie. It's intense, aggressive, deep, dark and maybe disturbing for others. However, all those things made the movie a lot better and in my opinion more successful. The movie was brilliant, in my opinion, from the script, the lighting, the music, cast choice, to the acting. I'm not a person who knows a lot of thing about movies, or lighting, or settings of movies but from what I know everything was brilliant in this movie. The lighting throughout the movie, in different scenes matched perfectly. It helped the person who was watching it understand the scene or the seriousness of it better. The screenplay was definitely perfect according to what I think and I think casting couldn't have been better. The cinematography, pacing, twists, transitions are excellent. I've seen a lot of movies of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and I can say that Fight Club produced their best performance. I thought they were the best fit for the characters.

The movie begins with a narration from a person who we know as "narrator." It goes on by showing how he lives his life basically. What he does at work, at home, etc. It helps the viewer to get to know the narrator and this happens throughout the movie. Norton plays the narrator (we are never given his name). Starting from the beginning of the movie, he tries to find something that will change his average life. He is living this boring, dead-end life. He is trying to find meaning in his little life. Tyler and Marla help the narrator and change the narrator's life. Tyler is almost everything that the narrator wants to be. He is spontaneous, does whatever he wants, etc. These two personalities go well until they start to kind of destroy each other. And the love triangle that came with Marla makes things more complicated than it already is. When I watch a movie, the first thing I really want to know is how the movie is going to end because the filmmakers make either something big or something small for the end. I am not going to tell the ending because I do not want to spoil it for anyone but the ending was definitely amazing just like the rest of the movie.

I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone. It is an amazing movie. I will never get bored of watching Fight Club. It should be on everyone's list of movies that they should watch.
Welcome to Fight Club!
"Fight Club" (1999) Review By Christopher Tran

"Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!" At least that's what Tyler Durden, played by Brad Pitt, exclaimed when he first established the so-called "club" in the basement of a bar. Never could he have imagined such a simple rule could lead to the expansion of the club to simply multiply overnight. He along with the Narrator, played by Edward Norton, create a dynamic duo that could influence the lives of many in the film which eventually led to the many emotional and intense scenes.

Originally a novel published by Chuck Palahniuk in 1996, the book would become a movie that would intrigue the thoughts of others into believing such a reality could exist in the U.S. at the time. While the time period for the film isn't specifically stated, it can be deduced to take place around the mid-90s. Multiple events throughout the film from explosions, riots, vandalism, to multiple personalities and various psychological disorders, make the film seem so realistic yet impossible for society at the time. The films realism approach with these multiple chaotic events gives it the dark noir vibe that most of David Fincher's, the director for this film, films take and also the reason he receives so much criticism from those who watch his films. This "dark noir" is depicted with multiple sexual scenes as well as vandalism and malicious activities centered around a crime driven film. The amount of suspense from the plot as well as the characters mixed personalities creates such an amazing film.

Going to the characters, just by comparison the Narrator and Tyler Durden are strong opposites. Yet, they somehow create a bond that allows them to create their own society. A society where one looks up to the other, wanting to be like him, almost like the average movie duo where one is obedient to the other while the other has the more vocal personnel. What makes this film great is how the interactions between these two characters evolve, deconstructs and soon implodes under the realization of the Narrator and his dual personality is what creates the amount of tension evident in the film.

The role of Marla Singer in the plot also has its impacts. An obstacle to the narrator becomes the romantic and sexual motivations for Tyler Durden's temporary relief. Despite what a nuisance she appears to be to the narrator by being the one mental block that interrupted his support group relief, she appears to be the main reason for the narrator to keep his mind straight especially during the time when he knows she would be in grave danger. Her psychological problems, as well as drug abuse, in the beginning, were there mainly to express the darkness of the crime central film and how some people at the time experienced some problems that she had to endure or bestowed upon herself.

Diving into this film seems great, plot and all. A story that revolves around chaos, destruction, and conflict. A psychological game that plays not only with the viewers of the film but also with the other characters in the film that play along with the "game" with the addition of the double personalities. A love triangle that appears strange yet somehow begins to make more sense as the film plays out. And most of all the fight club that started it all, acting as both the psychotherapy and the personality development the story needed. This movie has it all, a must see!
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