2.6 stars. I hate what it represents, but it is very good at representing what it does represent. The lecturer before me at my uni used it to teach Masculinity Studies and I replaced it with 'A Room for Romeo Brass' because I don't think masculinity should be wholly conflated with toxic white masculinity under capitalism. Memorable set-pieces (the table fight! the Pixies!) abound in a nihilistic miasma of crassness.
Two top-stars, a capable director, excessive violence: ingredients which are very promising for me. However, "Fight Club" comes up as monotonously unentertaining & boring. Starting with a good premise, society's materialistic values & meaningless life, the movie then spins in the wrong direction, into violent absurdity. That really sucks.
It is simply one of the best put together films in popular culture. It has a twisting, clever plot, a fresh narrative, great dialogue and a central cast that exude charisma. I don't think its adolescent or immature in the least - it speaks to that part of us all that can't quite accept the rigid farce of our modern lives. An ancient Myth for the modern age.
Overall, the movie boasted some superficially neat plot mechanics (the body snatchers stuff, the Jekyll/Hyde stuff), but I'm kind of underwhelmed. I've seen the body as a limit handled much better in other pieces (Cronenberg, for instance). And I've come across death and immateriality in enough other philosophies by now that I'm not really fazed by Fight Club's sophistry on those topics. This is best for teens.
This week Ii reviewed the film Fight Club directed by David Fincher. The movie is about a young man who is upset with his mundane day to day existence develops an alter ego with a taste for violence and fighting. Throughout the movie this alter ego goats him into doing more and more dangerous things including joining a fight club hence the name of the movie.Ultimately if you love fighting/drama this film is for you.