After seeing "Fight Club"..my first reaction was ..."huh, What a movie??!@#$%". A little later i was wondering whats that movie was actually about. One meek guy..tired of his boring life, which is so boring that he cant even sleep, meets an interesting character who shows him a new world of thrills and action. And lo behold..arises a new mighty meek. That same fateful night of the meeting, the meek's house blows up. He is left stranded on the streets. He calls up his new friend and meets him on a bar. After a couple of drinks, the new friend invites him to his house but on a condition that they should have a fight before that. A bloody fisty and feisty fight ensues after which the meek settles with the new guy in his house. Many onlookers who witness the fight get enthralled with the idea of the fight and soon an underground club of fighters is formed - The Fight club. Rule no. 1 of fight club, You shouldn't discuss about it to anyone. Rule no.2 of fight club, You shouldn't discuss about it to ANYONE!!! there are some more rules which i forgot. And so begins a violent game of fist fights which leaves everyone bloodied. The people who participate are everyone from normal walks of life...chefs..drivers..doctors...salesmen..even cops...your average Joe in other words. The new character whom our meek met, starts "Operation Mayhem" which is to vandalise all and sundry in the neighbourhood. And it also spreads to other cities too. In the midst of all this, the meek (Edward Norton from now on)meets another weirdo lady, who happens to be the female lead in the movie, constantly on cigarettes (i think by the time the movie shooting wud've got over, she wud've lost a lung!!) The new character (Brad pitt) and this weirdo lady sleep together. One fine day Edward realises that something is seriously wrong with the club, when one of its members is shot dead. He traces back the origins and tries to find Brad Pitt, who is suddenly missing. He finds lot of air tickets in Brad's name and tries to trace him. But wherever he goes, he finds that Brad had already been there and had left just before him. And not just that another big surprise awaits him, which turns his world upside down. The realisation about who is Brad dawns on him and he desperately tries to stop "Project Mayhem". In the end, did he manage to stop it? and who,actually, is Brad pitt? what is his true identity, forms the crux of the film. Yes. The climax defines the movie!! This is one movie which will really test your nerves i should say. But the ending..!!!! WOW!!! When I realise whats the movie all about..my final reaction was ..."huh, WHAT A MOVIE!!!@#$%"
I am sure, everyone of us have at some point of time..felt an urge to be like Edward. This movie is a simulation of a "what happens if" scenario. Wonderful screenplay. Very neat..Very violent i should say. Still all those violence somehow feels justified. No wonder its a cult movie!!
2012 - i think, the release of the movie, couldnt have been better timed with this climate meet going on in Copenhagen. Read somewhere that this movie is the biggest ever grossing hollywood movie in India. Guess we generally have a fetish for disaster movies in India. This one is the mother of all disaster movies. Planter earth has been shown as destroyed in many movies..but never in this detail. This movie leaves little to imagination and almost paints a realistic picture of disintegration of earth. Its seriously scary to see those flood scenes. The lava portions look amateurish and those scenes almost resemble a video game with the hero and his family dodging fire balls. But its the floods which takes the cake. Right from my childhood days me very scared of the sea!! Considering that my family has stayed just a km from the beach for close to 50 years many would find it hard to believe. I almost grew out of this kiddish fear when tsunami occured!! It was seriously traumatic. Watching this movie reminded me of that. Especially the scenes where sea water towers over mountains, sinking them on the way!! WOW...glad that i didnt see those scenes on theater. Kandippa terror aairupen. Storywise its a stupid movie with wafer thin storyline. But it brings to light the harsh realities in case of such a doomsday scenario..with rich people buying their way into the ships meant for escape. There is one amazing dialog.."Humanity is lost not with the death with of the last human but the day when we stop helping each other".. Loved it. For those who are totally oblivious towards environment..this movie should really serve as an eyeopener. Not with its story but definitely with its content and the presentation.