The first rule of fight club is don’t talk about fight club. The second rule is you can only talk about fight club if you are writing Decablogs about fight club. Hence, here is a blog about fight club.
29th June 2021
The Fight Club of Revision
I must attribute my absence to the massive wave of work in the ocean of revision and exams. Thankfully, I was not pulled under and drowned. Now I have a whole sunny summer to relax on relatively dry land. Despite this mini dark age of film blogs, I did watch a few films here and there.
A Fight Club of Dead Poets?
Looking back, I think the two best films to me were Fight Club and Dead Poet Society. The two primary films for guiding male youths through the deadly maze called life – what wonderful influences. Whilst both films were incredible, I think, with my Decaqualifications to back me up, that Fight Club stands as a stronger film. However, this is probably due to the fact that Dead Poet Society gave me flashbacks to GCSE English as if I was a war veteran traumatised by ‘Nam.
Brad Pitt’s Abs
Another possible reason I preferred Fight Club was the attractive lure of violence, anti-consumerism, and Brad Pitt’s abs. Fight Club is everything a teenage boy would want from a film. However, some have been critical of the film, theorising that the film misled some viewers and that they missed the anti-consumerist messaging. This point is neatly presented by the rise in real-life fight clubs. However, I believe the vast majority of viewers understood what the film was attempting to say.
The film follows a discontented white-collar worker as he meets a soap salesman named Tyler Durden and forms a relationship with Marla Singer. The film plunges one into a world of explosions, comedy, terrorism, and philosophy.
Oh Yeah, Movie Stuff
The film has solid acting, editing, CGI and boasts many famous quotes such as: “I felt like destroying something beautiful” and, “The things you own end up owning you”. However, I felt that there was a great deal of irony when millionaire actors spout anti-capitalist messages. A great example is when Brad Pitt states, “We’ve all been raised on television to believe that we’d all be millionaires and movie gods.” Despite this mild nit-pick, Fight Club is a great film. However, if you don’t like violence, I would not recommend it.
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