Friday, May 05, 2006
Fight Club

First rule of the Fight Club is; you do not talk about the fight club. Second rule of the Fight Club is; you do NOT talk about the fight club. But how we cannot talk about it? Somehow rules are meant to be broken. Especially when it concerning our own life.

A nameless young professional (Edward Norton), credited as "The Narrator", is bored with his life. One day he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and befriends with him. Both of them form a Fight Club, an underground club for illegal fighting. They also meet a strange woman named Marla Singer (Helene Bonham-Carter). Soon they have members all over the country, and do pranks to spread anti-materialism, which eventually turn onto a path towards anarchy and the total destruction of civilization. Directed by David Fincher. Based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

Fight Club is one of the most underrated movies, unfortunately. Maybe because of the title, people thinks a mindless action film. Those people are wrong! This film is a teaching experience for people. Perhaps because this film dares to be different, and brave enough not to stick to the golden rules of Hollywood film making. It encapsulates a mode of thought which exists amongst a number of individuals to whom society and global economics are forces in their lives. This is not to say that this is the consistent conclusions amongst people who are disaffected with globalisation, but the type of imaginative creatures who are not lured by the consumerist dream. This movie is seen as unreal is a testament to the level of engagement one can have with the film. The story is told and strung together in a way that I have never seen done before. It is viewed as a piece of art in which disbelief must be suspended.

The movie tackles many issues pertinent to today. It talks of the modern consumerist nature of our times, where people are exposed to buy products which are seemingly essential, but far too luxurious to be warranted as part of a survival kit. It delves into one's desire to be honest to themselves about the desire itself. It toys throughout on what the true message of the film is. The main message of the film is making a statement about sociological and propaganda effects when one has a powerful tool to influence people. Be honest and resolve your inner conflicts. If society tries to reduce a person to a simple consumer, aimlessly following trends, a person will inevitably lash out. Everyone's performances are superb, especially Brad Pitt, an epitome of what one wants to be. What a cool performance! I hope this movie will be seen as a possible historical definition of the modern times we live in. Best line, "You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."

Ratings: 8.5/10


Posted at 11:03 pm by hanitje

Eva
July 18, 2007   10:01 AM PDT
 
I love this movie so much, it's so on......I love Brad & Edward so so much...Mwaaaaaaaaaaa!!
HoneyBee
May 16, 2006   02:53 PM PDT
 
yeah, it is, isn't it?!
jOpIe
May 8, 2006   10:23 PM PDT
 
AWESOME movie!
 

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