kev.’s review published on Letterboxd:
“First, you’ve gotta know - not fear, know - that someday, you’re gonna die.”
Add this to the ever growing list of films I wish I had seen sooner. David Fincher has been one of my favorite filmmakers for quite a while but for some reason it took me years to watch this. His unique way of telling stories and creating entire worlds within them is absolutely fascinating. Fight Club is not an exception, it takes you and thrusts you into this unknown universe that somehow feels familiar with a wonderful plot (and plot twists) that make you feel like you’ve had a little too much coffee, in a good way.
There’s not a lot I can say that hasn’t been said before as it’s literally a 20 year-old film, but I can’t even begin to explain how incredible this was. With amazing visuals, great camerawork and exceptional performances from both Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. It has a not-so-good reputation because of its themes (understandably so) and their often misinterpretation, but it doesn’t take much to understand what is and isn’t fiction.
Fincher never ceases to amaze me.
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