Fight Club (1999)
Before you continue reading there is a large spoiler ahead, and I am not talking about a Jordanian car’s spoiler. So continue at own risk.
Based on a novel by American Writer Chuck Palahniuk, David Fincher’s 128-minute movie is quite disturbing, disturbed or meant to disturb for that matter.
Fight Club might come out as a movie about two bored middle-aged men, who like to beat each other into a pulp and then, together, establish an underground fight club that glorifies male bonding through bodily harm and emotional abuse. Sounds like a man thing doesn’t it! Wrong I know women who are as mean.
Actually is more! Fight Club is a call for the anarchist in each and every one of us. If the urge that it generates is funneled right it becomes a call for one’s right to fight for his rights. This is a movie that shouts at you rather than talk to you. It is a movie about how you perceive yourself and how you wish yourself to really be.
Bottom line: Be yourself without the sugarcoating….
One of the best scenes is the finale when the Narrator and Main Character (Edward Norton) shoots himself in the mouth, as Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) watches in horror. Why? I will leave that for you to find out.
Guess the real pain will kick in when Norton’s character sees the dental bill for his shattered teeth and jaw!