Fight Club (1999)
Oh my… what a movie.
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Jared Leto…
Let’s say I’m becoming more and more amazed by Edward Norton. He is such a great actor, I’m definitely going to watch all his movies.
There is so much to say about this movie and in the same time I’m speechless. The movie is only 139 minutes long but it felt like a minute to me. It was so intense, so dynamic, so interesting. If I could I’d vote with more than 10/10.
In the beginning of the movie I though it’s a movie about violence, control, angry men and gangsters. But it’s not… It’s about real life, the way it is and the way people don’t pay attention to what’s happening or how they pretend that everything is okay.
The movie shows that everyone is equal, everyone has potential and everyone should chase his dreams, no matter why because that what life is all about. The movies shows that we should not put that much pressure on ourselves because we’re all dying. It’s our life and we should get the best of it.
Sometimes only talking about our problems won’t help. Life is so unfair, people are so unfair, everything is so unfair and we’re living in such a lie, that is absolutely okay to be pissed of, to be angry, to want to destroy something that is meant to be beautiful. When you are aware of your destiny and the world you live in, you are angry.
But the movie isn’t only about that.
There is also the tragedy of the great mind. Sometimes you don’t know who you are, where you are or who you’re gonna be tomorrow. Sometimes everything you believed in turns to be a lie. Sometimes you don’t know your own power, sometimes you can’t control yourself but you’re always responsible of your actions.
This movie should be watched. Other ways it’s gonna be misunderstood. Movie reviews, blog comments etc are not enough to express the real meaning of the movie.
I guess everyone will see it differently but for people like me, that’s a great, great, great movie.
”Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
”Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.”
”Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don’t you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can’t think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all that claim it? Do you read everything you’re supposed to read? Do you think every thing you’re supposed to think? Buy what you’re told to want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you’re alive. If you don’t claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.”
”And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.”