Review time

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.

Comments

TheUncanny said…
This is one of my fav movie of all times...it has one of the powerful scripts ever written. I actually read the book first and i wondered how they wud make a movie of it..but when i saw the movie it was top notch, though the ending seem to diff than that of the book...

No one wud have done justice to the role of tyler other than Brad Pitt.Man! he was hot! Edward's narration in his hoarse voice as seen by his character set the pace of the movie.Most of all I liked bob character alot..poor thing, he dies.. :(..Marla's character was a big joke...Every scene has a message.My fav line was when Tyler
threatens this guy Raymond who is a daily wage worker to go pursue his dreams of becoming a vet..

//Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted. //

I think the other rules of the fight club were..

you do not stop fighting until someone is critically hurt...
If its your first day at fight club you hav to fight...

Romba over ha pesitano?????? hehe..

BTW, nicely written post, without giving away the plot..
TheUncanny said…
opps..Im yet to watch 2012...hehe
Kanagu said…
Fight club pala maasama enoda PC la thoongitu iruku... Unga review padicha piragu seekram paathe aaganum...
2012 paathachu.. Theatre la oru time paakalam... PC la ellam chance-illa.. Paaka mudiyathu :)
savitha said…
movie review,after a looong time!!

I am scared of stunts, Gils! Never go even for a verbal fight, (terms and conditions apply), so I can never watch the Fight Club movie!

2012- I think we'll make it to watch the movie before 2012. :D And the dialogue about humanity was so poignant.
Aaarti said…
Couple of yrs ago me and my friend went on an Edward Norton movie spree.. which i when Fight club also featured... :)Good movie... enjoyed it....
Here are all the rules:
You don't talk about fight club.
You don't talk about fight club.
When someone says stop, or goes limp, even if he's just faking it, the fight is over.
Only two guys to a fight.
One fight at a time.
They fight without shirts or shoes.
The fights go on as long as they have to.
If this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight.....

2012- some say watch,. others saying stay away.. one thing in common with all is that the effects are awesome.. think i'll watch it on dvd sometime later..
Aaarti said…
Helena Bonham Carter i think is the name of the lady actor...
Vidya said…
Watch "Up in the air" and let me know how it is!
gils said…
// I actually read the book first and i wondered how they wud make a movie of it/

:D :D same thing i was wondering..how the heck they wud've visualised all this frm the book!! book name ennanga? konjam thatti udunga..
gils said…
/No one wud have done justice to the role of tyler other than Brad Pitt.Man! he was hot!/

intha kament atleat onnachum varumnu ejpetted :D
gils said…
/Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel's life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted. /

yup..i missed mentioning abt it :) lovely line...hey mug adichi vachirukeengala intha padatha :D
gils said…
//Romba over ha pesitano?????? hehe..

BTW, nicely written post, without giving away the plot..//

hahaha :D never knew u ver this much crazy abt tht movie
gils said…
//.Im yet to watch 2012...hehe//

:) better see it in dvd..nt worth the money..aana effects enjoy panna theater than ponum
gils said…
//Fight club pala maasama enoda PC la thoongitu iruku... Unga review padicha piragu seekram paathe aaganum...//

chk panni parunga..its nice..u wont like it at first..paaka paka pudikum

//2012 paathachu.. Theatre la oru time paakalam... PC la ellam chance-illa.. Paaka mudiyathu ://

true
gils said…
//movie review,after a looong time!!//

:( yeah..nadula paatha oru padamum review podra alavukilla

//I am scared of stunts, Gils! //

itha naanga nambanum!!

//Never go even for a verbal fight, (terms and conditions apply)//

athaana paathen :D

//2012- I think we'll make it to watch the movie before 2012. :D And the dialogue about humanity was so poignant.//


parunga paarunga..i expect a post frm u on this movie :)
RamMmm said…
Aaha Oho nnu ellarum Fight Club paththi sollareenga. :-) Have not seen it. Surprised how BPitt made it there in a rough'em up movie. His face is a tad soft. The only cult movie I ever watched (and liked in spite of the shower of expletives) was Pulp Fiction (Tarantino), Reservoir Dogs is sitting to be watched. Missed the Kill Bill series as well.

2012 hopefully stays in some theater before I decide to book tickets. Avatar vera varudhu.
gils said…
//Couple of yrs ago me and my friend went on an Edward Norton movie spree.. //

HULK paathaacha? :D

//You don't talk about fight club.
You don't talk about fight club.
When someone says stop, or goes limp, even if he's just faking it, the fight is over.
Only two guys to a fight.
One fight at a time.
They fight without shirts or shoes.
The fights go on as long as they have to.
If this is your first night at fight club, you have to fight..... //

i hope u googled it...dont tell me u memorised all this!!!!
gils said…
//Surprised how BPitt made it there in a rough'em up movie. His face is a tad soft.//

u shd c troy....loved tht movie and brad was amazing in tht movie..no one cud've done achilles any justice better than him

// The only cult movie I ever watched (and liked in spite of the shower of expletives) was Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)//

pulp fiction naaliku paapen :)
gils said…
//Helena Bonham Carter i think is the name of the lady actor..//


ok...famouas intha lady??
gils said…
//Watch "Up in the air" and let me know how it is!//

george clooney?? guess inga inum release aagala...
lostworld said…
Yet to watch Fight Club.

Went for 2012 recently (night show). I dozed off post-interval. So cannot comment !!! :-D
gils said…
//
Went for 2012 recently (night show). I dozed off post-interval. So cannot comment !!//

:D :D lost worldku lost movieya :D
ada pavigala konjam paragraph panni ezhudha koodadha? naan paatuku padicha lineye thirupiyum padikaren ore illusiona irukku!
cool movie! :))) am always in awe of these cult movie makers.. they just dont know they are making master pieces!!!
gils said…
sorry porks..apruma thaan gavanichen..adutha thaba wl put space in betwwen..u the also movie lika!! jooper
Aaarti said…
Google vazhga. oralavukku nyabagam irundudu, but to be sure googlitom illa... :D

Antha ammani yaarunnu theriyadu, intha padathula nadichirukkannu mattum theriyum.. naal kelvi padathaala famous illa ninaikarein!!

2012 dvd thaan.. mudive panitein.. illa yaarkitayavadu irunda, athu surutings...

HULK paathi pathein, enna achchu yen mudikala nyabagam illa...

Oh yes, me also liked TROY a lot.. Brad pitt and orlando bloom thaane???
gils said…
orlando blooma no one wud've noticed in tht movie :D avlo kevalamaana role..which he did to perfection...it was brad all the way
Shruti said…
I saw 2012 yesterday! Padutha kanuvula Tsunami dan varuthu!! Like you said the volcano eruption was like a video game only!!
But, 2012 is the biggest grosser of all times!! Huh!!

Fight club, wow, BP was awesome.. I loved him so much!!

Review kuda nalla than ezhudhara!
gils said…
//I saw 2012 yesterday! Padutha kanuvula Tsunami dan varuthu!//

:(( same blud

//wow, BP was awesome.. I loved him so much!!/

nenachen :)
TheUncanny said…
Hey gils,

Book's name is Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk...if u dont mind reading it off the screen, i can mail u an ebuk version of it..
Nice reviews gils. Even I was like "WHat???" when I watched fight club for the first time. I had never expected the ending to be like that. But Brad Pitt was tooooooo good *drools* in that movie :) loooooooved the movie, even though it was too violent.
Agree with you about 2012. even I liked the flood scenes the most
gils said…
//Book's name is Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk...//

huh..with a name like tht..no wonder he wrote tht story :D

//if u dont mind reading it off the screen, i can mail u an ebuk version of it..//

sooraha..wl ping u my mail id
gils said…
//But Brad Pitt was tooooooo good *drools* in that movie :)//

tell me something new :D :D no wonder brad is voted the sexiest ever..i think half of blog world wud've voted him in :D
Annam said…
gilsu review padichaley oru padam parkalama vendamanu mudivuku vanthurulam....avlo kareetta solreenga bossu
gils said…
:) 33vatha vanthu ipdi oru comment poatathukaaga kuchi ice paaarrcel :)

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