“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club tells the story of a man (the narrator of the story) who suffers from different ailments, and finds comfort in various support groups. But after our narrator meets another man named, Tyler Durden, the two men form an underground fight club, which soon turns into an anti-establishment terrorist group. 20 years ago Fight Club premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and from that moment on, the world was never the same.
Fight Club is one of the most incredible stories that has ever been brought to screen. If you have ever read, or heard of Palahniuk’s other books, you know how fucked up his stories usually are. However, Fight Club stands above the others. This film is a superb, and trippy, experience to watch. It catches you off-guard and completely messes with your mind. David Fincher, who was coming off of two successful films (The Game, Se7en) the later also starring Brad Pitt, created a truly disturbing piece of film. Because our main character does have some out of body experiences, this film takes us along with the main character’s dissociative identity disorder as the film’s story causes you to question everything you’ve watched. I must say, it also has probably one of the best twist endings you have ever seen onscreen. Especially for a film that doesn’t brand itself as a horror film.
If you haven’t seen Fight Club, I hope no one has spoiled it for you. Maybe this film is not something that generally calls out to you, or maybe you just haven’t gotten around to seeing it. But if you use films as a way to escape reality, Fight Club will surely remove you from all the adult responsibilities that have caused your life to become incredibly droll.
Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter