David Fincher's surreal cult classic is a definite no for children of all ages
David Fincher's Fight Club is as relevant, well made and undeniably entertaining as it was when it first came into theaters in October of 1999, where in pretty much polarized critics, made a meager box office earning and than fell from the grips of cinema goers. Until, that is, of course, it found new life on DVD and video, where over the years it developed and kept developing until it has become what it is today: A cult classic. But, it is not just a cult classic. That is only one word that you could use. There are so many other pones that you could use instead to explain it. For instance, one could say such words as: Masterpiece...Innovative...Clever...or, if you really just wanted to sum it all up, you could say that Fight Club is an american classic, and it also may be one of the strangest and most rebellious mainstream motion pictures ever made. David Fincher uses the characters of Brad Pitt and Edward Norton to his great and intensely devilish advantage, all the while keeping the chemistry savage and the volatility of the characters inept,until the very end, which still sends chills down my spine as we learn one of the most intricately clever twists I have ever seen in a movie. Add to that some very detailed and complicated visual effects, a great supporting cast, some awesomely brutal fight scenes, and even a few hidden surprises here and there, and you can tell that this is a movie pretty much genuinely manufactured to watch over and over again. But, with all of that being said, this film is Rated R, and barely. Honestly, it is actually rather surprising, when you look at all the content in the film, that this movie didn't score closer to a NC-17 Rating, but here goes: There is strong brutal bloody violence throughout the film, but also in many different forms, as well. There are dozens of graphic fight club sequences, with characters being brutally beaten to the point of incomprehension. Also, there is some very unnerving and disturbing psychotic, anti-social and terrorist behavior int h movie, from public beatings, to bombings, to secret missions to bring down companies, and even still, there is plenty of infamously explicit imagery involving several seriously twisted characters. Also, the sexual content is very strong here, with a extended sequence which allows us to overhear a couple having outrageously loud and crude intercourse, but, w also get to see some of this in a few quickly cut but also very explicit shots. And, probably the most infamous, and explicit of all, a extremely brief shot of a penis during the films last real, which has become something of a legend. Also, there is frequent drug use, with plenty of pill popping, medicating and prescribed drug using. And, finally, there is plenty of strong language throughout the film, which about 88 F-words and its derivatives, but milder words are also included here, including sh-t, hell, d-mn, g-dd-mn, pss, a--h-le, g-dd-mn, b-tch and more. So, after going through all of that, I really must say, Fight Club is one film that never ceases to amaze me. seriously, it really just get's better every time I watch it, so if you honestly haven't seen it yet, than definitely check it out. Reccomended.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking