Fight Club

You are not your job. You are not the money in your bank account. You are not the car you drive. You are not how much money is in your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * * * * )    DVD Rating: ( * * * * * )

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Fight Club may be one of the best movies in recent times. I am thinking I have written that for other reviews recently and it just goes to show you what a good year for movies it was. Films like
Being John Malkovich, Three Kings and American Beauty all go to show you just how good movies can be.

Fight club got a really bad reputation from the critics and the press as a violent movie that spawned a bunch of copycat crimes. This couldn't be further from the truth. The previews and stories about this movie are all false. This movie isn't about bare knuckle boxing or about blood and violence. It is about the insanity of the mass market consumer world we live in and how one man, with a totem animal he meets on a plane, tries to break out with disastrous results. Brazil losing the position for its lack of a 16x9 enhanced picture. It is a two disc boxed set that includes over four different commentary tracks with the director and lead actors among others, a set of deleted scenes, an alternate ending, behind the scenes footage, making of features and enough other extras to fill up a whole second DVD. The picture as I mentioned is a 2.40 to 1 16x9 enhanced transfer with a very solid Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. It is an excellent package and a collectors dream.

This movie is definitely one not to be missed. Some of the more sensitive viewers might cringe at the blood, but if you can get through it, you will witness one of the best movies in the last ten years.