Today I watched another film I consider to be a 'classic I haven't seen before' and this particular film was Fight Club; Fight Club revolves around an insomniac who is stuck in a routine until he meets Tyler Durden, a charismatic soap-maker with an odd philosophy. They end up fighting which makes the main character feel more alive than he ever has before, with this concept more people join their cause and the Fight Club escalates. Fight Club is directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto and Meat Loaf.
There are many positives to this film, which include: fantastic acting, great story progression, a brilliant story, cool action, great direction and good humour. To expand, I thought all the actors in the film did a fantastic job especially the two leads (Edward Norton and Brad Pitt) and for some reason I just love a film that has a narrator that breaks the fourth wall which Edward Norton does perfectly; also the story is thoroughly intriguing, engaging and it resolves well (shame I knew the twist before I started it). The action in this film is really good as it is gritty and realistic; I think one of the things that makes this film stand out is the direction as it is very quirky and helps establish the tone, one thing that is expertly put in the film is the subliminal messaging that foreshadows plot points and also adds some humour (the last ten seconds of the film made me laugh). Building off that, all of this film has lots of very dark humour in it and all of it works and fits in with the story and tone. On the side of negatives, the only one I can think of one which is that I wasn't emotionally attached to the characters; I know I say that a lot but every time I mean it and I especially do in this film as I didn't care if any of the characters lived or died.
Overall I thought this film was just amazing and this is definitely not the last time I will be seeing this film (actually when the film finished I felt like watching it again), so taking everything into consideration I rate this film: