Fight Club, a movie review

Fight club (1999) 2h19min/ Drama/ 12 November

A movie review: written by Lee Sonogan


An office worker who feels emotionally destroyed by his materialistic lifestyle encounters a charismatic man. They find out that they are kindred spirits and then they start an underground fight club. Themes of anarchy and emptiness of modern existence give this movie a thrilling story. Originally released in 1999, it has influenced the world and human culture.

Fight club was originally a novel by the author Chuck Palahniuk. But then David Fincher a movie creator from such movies as The game, Seven and more, made a film adaption of it. Making just over 100 million in the Box office, Fight club, by the mouth has become a cult movie for a lot of people around the world.

Brad Pitt and Edward Nortan become icons after this movie was released to the public. All scenes of their actions are almost perfect. The two took basic lessons in boxing, taekwondo, grappling, and watched many hours of UFC to prepare for the fight scenes in the movie. Plus the actress Helena Bonham Carter improved her acting career too. Also, Meat Loaf makes a classic cameo appearance in this movie too.

There is a scene in this movie where a fight club member sprays someone with a hose. The camera shakes in this scene because the cameraman could not stop laughing.

This is one of my favourite movies. It made me love interesting stories in all forms of media. This is the only movie I have watched the whole thing with the commentary on it. This movie also has an amazing twist at the end. For a person that has not seen fight club, you will not see this twist coming. A must watch movie from the late nineties.



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