Director: David Fincher
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto.
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Synopsis: An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a Devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much more.
Review: I guess the main protagonist doesn’t have a name since I cant find it anywhere, so I suppose we are going to call him ‘The Narrator’ just like his billing credit says on the IMDB web site? So I will refer to him as ‘Edward Norton’ rather than ‘Nameless person’ for simplicity sake, that or we are suppose to call him Tyler Durden? So yeah basically I found any excuse possible could to review this movie. Helena Bonham Carter is a British actress that I write about here on this site regularly. From the Harry Potter series to the How to Write a Female Protagonist series that I did out of sheer frustration of being a film critic and seeing very many horrible movies one after another, after another, after another. So ‘Edward Norton’ is a regular guy who has insomnia. He tries to get heavy medication from his Doctor but is instead recommended to go to a support group for men with testicular cancer. There ‘Edward Norton’ is able to release his stress and finally get some sleep, until Marla ( Helena Bonham Carter ) shows up.
This is the best performance of Edward Norton hands down. His acting is perfectly suited to this role unlike his performance in The Bourne Legacy (2012) which felt very uneasy and clumsy. Helena Bonham Carter is one of my favorite actress so I decided to include her movies on this site. She does know how to play crazy way too well, especially as Bellatrix Lestrange. She is simply great. Brad Pitt is excellent in this film as the super cool Alpha male leading all of the Betas in the packed.
The film focuses on the concept of consumerism but this movie has been analyzed to death by just about every film critic you can imagine so I wont go to far into it but it is always fun to watch this film and reviews on the movie. The origins of Mr. Robot . Yes the hit TV show is like the updated version of this movie. Social media, digital identities, and the effects of dopamine on the masses of society have been added to the TV show. This really shows you how dated Fight Club as a movie actually is. In today’s world we have Crypto currencies, Smart phones, and an over reliance on AI algorithms. This kind of TV and film making is very addictive to watch. There is something very satisfying about watching the main protagonist narrate the things we are all thinking about but never really say aloud. Strangely, in some ways you feel validated when the protagonist speaks about the ironies of our modern social world.
The cinematography is perfect. The backgrounds and wardrobe are just fine. Some of the set dressing is intentionally cheap and hilarious. This is probably one of the most entertaining films ever made. The movie has one twist after another and always keeps you guessing. The pacing is perfect. The whole film is a work of art. Every thing about the movie is meticulous and has a purpose, even the little things in the background of the film. I was consistently interested in the story of this movie all throughout the film. The actors do excellent work. Its a good movie and well worth the watch.
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