So here I am, it’s 2:19am, my eyes are extremely unfocussed and they keep almost flashing, as though the light behind me has a moth flying in front of it, alterting the light in the room slightly. Why am I up this late with unfocussed eyes? Well, I just finished watching Fight Club for the first time in my life. I will warn you now that this (probably brief) review type thing WILL contain spoilers, and I need you to excuse me if I use some shaky logic or if my sentences make no sense, I can’t really see and I am incredibly tired.
So my limited knowledge of this film prior to viewing it tonight was made up of the following. I knew that there were ‘subliminal’ image flashes, only noticed two, I don’t know if there were more and I missed them… I also knew that there was some big twist, surprisingly it’s one of the twists that I had managed to avoid throughout my life. The only other thing I knew about it was “the first rule of fight club, you don’t talk about fight club.” Other than those three things, I really didn’t know anything about the film.
So the film begins, immediately I think “this isn’t what I expected” and I begin to wonder what this film is actually about, however I also find myself loving the cinematography and just thinking that what I was watching, whatever it was, was brilliant. This sensation really continued for the majority of the film. I was immediately drawn to the character of Tyler, definitely one of the better characters Brad Pitt has played. I always enjoy the characters who are a bit fucked up, so it was great. So nearing the middle of the film I realise that I’m strangely crushing on him….okay…whatever. Moving on, to the twist I think, because it’s now 2:34am and I’m beginning to fall asleep at my keyboard. I did not see it coming, and I warn you now, if you haven’t seen this film DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. I saw it a few seconds beforehand, right when you’re meant to. The random guy says something to the effect of “Dude you were here on Thursday, you did this to my hand” that’s when I saw it and I just sat here in my bed, in shock. My hands were plastered to my forehead, almost in a Wentworth Miller “everything’s going wrong”-esqe kind of way. I thought the film was going to end then, but no, it kept going. I didn’t enjoy this next part as much as everything that had come beforehand. So…you know, I don’t even know the main character’s name…whatever, he runs around trying to turn himself into the authorities, and I wondered why he didn’t just kill himself, but I suppose his fight with Tyler was just that. Either way, stuff happens, he shoots himself, Tyler is gone, I wonder why he is still alive, I’m still a bit confused by that, but whatever.
Why didn’t I watch this film when I was studying consumerism for an art assignment? Tyler, some awesome philosophy there, brilliant.
So what do my drunken ramblings boil down to? Perfect film, I can find no fault with this film, it loses some point with that bit that I didn’t like, but the points are lost in a “but you still get an A+” kind of way. This film was good enough that I didn’t even text people with a running commentary of “OMG! WTF? Wow.” Instead I got to the end and after I’d regained a slight bit of composure, sent a message simply saying “That was fucking ace.”
So, I applaud you if you’ve made your way this far through my ramblings, I absolutely hate to think what I wrote, I will post this in the morning, or perhaps early afternoon, for lack of wireless internet that would allow me to do it now. Goodnight my lovelies!! Watch this film if you haven’t, but I suppose I’ve spoiled it now, watch it anyway…Although who hasn’t seen Fight Club? People say that about Jurassic Park, I haven’t seen that one either. Can’t say I’m awfully interested. I’ll watch Pulp Fiction first, as it is next on my list. Now I really am signing off at 2:48am. One to beam up. Yes, I had to get some Star Trek in there somewhere.