although I could be very easily accused of being too biased (read: too much of a passionate communist) to accurately review any feature with an anti-consumerist message, this still holds its place as one of my most beloved pictures of my mid-teens, which is not to say it is brilliant - some aspects of it are blatantly overdone and it doesn't take responsibility for the ideology it gestures towards
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.
I'm not sure where I stand on this one, I mean between Meatloaf having enormous boobs and everything else that happens I was a little lost. I enjoyed the film and it was, as loads of people have put it, a stylistic and interesting take on representation of schizophrenia and multiple personality disorders, and I would watch it again one day, but not for a long old time. In saying that, closing with Pixies was ace.
Insomniac, sinister style and visual language are mirrored through chaotic storytelling where narration is just an echo of what should be a crime thriller. It takes social concerns and phobias as a tool and the cause for abstract acts of violence whose purpose is in the eye of beholder. And by doing that, it falls flat as a psychological character study, but there's no denying that it's a creative piece of cinema.
Deeply conflicted on this one. On one hand, it's a hugely entertaining tale of a group of indelible weirdo misfits. On the other, yeeeesh, its in-your-face attempt at social commentary is so damn juvenile, so hollow, so ill-formed. An angry teen lashing out at "the world" with no discernable target or purpose. Basically, it's fun as hell if you don't think about it too much. I guess the fun wins out - it gets a B.