Fight Club (1999)
Available on: Amazon Prime
One word review: Delusory!
Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead.
Did you know?
The actual name of the protagonist is unknown in the movie.
Fight Club is a psychological thriller movie. The film is over two hours in length and never shies away in leaving you perplexed. Based on a medical disorder, the story is centered around the protagonist's life who is disinterested with his sinecure job. The narrative structure adds a different dimension to the film.
We are consumers. We're the by-products of a lifestyle obsession.
With the voice over of the protagonist, we are introduced into the world of a common man who is suffering from a disorder, manoeuvring his way around the society to find a cure for his ailment. The story takes a twist when our hero meets and befriends a stranger. And I loved the buddy sequences which followed. The actors Brad Pitt and Edward Norton complimented each other with extra-ordinary performances.
The fight club sequences were satisfying but the idea of the club members transforming into an organized group was not satisfactory and is the only conspicuous drawback of the movie. Apart from that, the movie is an enjoyable thriller ride.
It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.
Well, there are so many spoilers to divulge but let me give this simple one: The movie will surely fool you. Yes, and thinking about it, how many films had fooled me before in a psychology genre? I get reminded of only The Shutter Island. Without any argument, Fight Club is definitely a great thriller film. Watch it without any spoilers on the way.