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Fight Club [Blu-ray] starring Edward
Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham
Carter, Meat Loaf Aday
Most Relatable Satire Since A...
Pulp Fiction for the coveted fourth spot, kind of a hard thing to do since I
love that movie so much. Dethroning a movie c...
thats hardly the focus. But they are pretty painful to watch, as well as
when Tyler subjects himself to hit after hit. The...
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Fight club blu ray starring edward norton brad pitt helena bonham carter meat loaf aday most relatable satire since a clockwork orange

  1. 1. Fight Club [Blu-ray] starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday Most Relatable Satire Since A Clockwork Orange All films take a certain suspension of disbelief. Fight Club takes perhaps more than others, but if youre willing to let yourself get caught up in the anarchy, this film, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, is a modern- day morality play warning of the decay of society. Edward Norton is the unnamed protagonist, a man going through life on cruise control, feeling nothing. To fill his hours, he begins attending support groups and 12-step meetings. True, he isnt actually afflicted with the problems, but he finds solace in the groups. This is destroyed, however, when he meets Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), also faking her way through groups. Spiraling back into insomnia, Norton finds his life is changed once again, by a chance encounter with Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), whose forthright style and no-nonsense way of taking what he wants appeal to our narrator. Tyler and the protagonist find a new way to feel release: they fight. They fight each other, and then as others are attracted to their ways, they fight the men who come to join their newly formed Fight Club. Marla begins a destructive affair with Tyler, and things fly out of control, as Fight Club grows into a nationwide fascist group that escapes the protagonists control. Fight Club, directed by David Fincher (Seven), is not for the faint of heart; the violence is no holds barred. But the film is captivating and beautifully shot, with some thought-provoking ideas. Pitt and Norton are an unbeatable duo, and the film has some surprisingly humorous moments. The film leaves you with a sense of profound discomfort and a desire to see it again, if for no other reason than to just to take it all in. --Jenny Brown Movies like Fight Club rarely come into my DVD collection, but when they do, they shake it up. Heck, Fight Club was having potential to dethrone
  2. 2. Pulp Fiction for the coveted fourth spot, kind of a hard thing to do since I love that movie so much. Dethroning a movie comes from many, and the fact that Fight Clubs dialogue was threatning Pulp Fiction says a lot about how impressed I am of this movie. (Yeah, luckily for me, it didnt). Thats a testament, because this movie contains pretty much ALL of the necessary things that makes an excellent movie: Dialogue, acting, style, immersiveness, plot, and entertainment. Watching Fight Club is like entering a rabbit hole into a dark, urban landspace, which pretty much can seal the deal for a great movie. A few words about the use of acting. Edward Norton has been a hot ticket ever since he made his acting debut with Primal Fear. After brillianty portyraing a Nazi Skinhead in the overrated movie American History X, this was his next feature, and boy, does he do a brilliant job here. His facial expressions breath more life into his role alone than Vin Diesel does with his whole body and mind. However, even though Ed Norton is extremely accomplished here, counting out co-stars Brad Pitt and Helen Bonhman Carter would be kind of futile. Brad Pitt was born to play this role; Brad Pitt is Tyler Durden, and as a result for me, everything else he has done is Brad Pitt playing insert character here (including the movie Seven). His lunacy he portrayed in 12 Monkies is resurrected again in Fight Club. His believability of the character only cements how easy it is to believe hes crazy, charismatic, and greatly portrayed. Perhaps most surprisingly is Meatloaf playing Bob. Also, kudos also to making sure the voice over makes its way into the movie. Why? Because without it, you would never been able to get into the narrators head, which without it, would make this movie a lot less effective. Even if the story and acting were pure bunk, Fight Club could still lend an air to being an immersive, atmospheric movie thanks to the super-cool directing by David Fincher. This sleek, city is accented by beautiful shades of pink, green, blue, and whatever have you, making this urban dreamspace on par with movies cities such as Sin City and Batman (1989) despite not having much interiors. For some reason though, I also enjoy David Finchers brilliant close up shots of random objects, like soap bottles (really, who doesnt love looking intently at hygiene products and their clear color?). And you cant forget the computerized animations that make there way into the the movie, either? The Dust Brothers top it off with their fun, sometimes brooding always compelling electronic soundtrack. Not exactly music that stands on its own (such as the soundtracks to Quentin Tarantino, although those songs gain more meaning when used in context to his movies), but it would be lost without it. And I now have gained more appreciation for two fine songs as well: Where is my Mind by the Pixies, and Goin Out West by Tom Waits. To top it off, FIght Club is just so entertaining to watch, with a wicked sense of humor, to boot. From beginning to end, the movie hardly ever lets up, as it never falters from beginning to end. For starters, the fight scenes are menacing and exciting. Theres not an abundance of them, as
  3. 3. thats hardly the focus. But they are pretty painful to watch, as well as when Tyler subjects himself to hit after hit. The action itself, beyond the fighting, revolves around explosions, and while certainly disastorious, are still fun to watch. Plus, while action isnt always prevalant, the characters are always doing something, something interesting. From stealing fat, to humorously narrorating how one grows b***-tits, these characters never stand around talking, they are always on the move, always moving the story along. This is never a movie that consits of a bunch of lame dialogue between two characters. Combine all this with the David Fincher factor, compelling story, and great acting, and Fight Club has all the ingredients for being one of my favorite movies of all time. Fight Club, understanabliy, does have some legitmate criticisms (the whole seperate personality has a bit of sketchiness, and some of the social commentary is a bit questionable), but the overall theme is too powerful to ignore, and its oh so entertaining to back all of its smarts. Fight Club, on all counts, is highly, highly reccomended. A- For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Fight Club [Blu-ray] starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf Aday - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!

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