Fight Club - 100 word review

This movie is all over the place. Start with ‘American Beauty’ yuppie angst. Introduce Meat Loaf with tits. Move on to MTV’s Jackass on steroids –Brad Pitt and Edward Norton getting into some serious male bonding by beating the shit out of each other. Add buckets of ‘Raging Bull’ blood. Creep through anticapitalist ideology into fascist boot camp. Top it off with a psychological twist, and end in ‘enlightened terrorism’ that seems obscene after 9-11. What starts off as an interesting idea about masochism ends in a thinking (?) man’s Jerry Bruckheimer movie. Helena Bonham Carter should have known better.

Posted by cronopio at 12:14 AM, February 12, 2002 | Comments (0)