Fight Club Review Essay

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Fight Club Review

The movie that is being reviewed and analyzed is Fight Club, which stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Fight Club is in a genre on its own, but falls into the categories of action and mystery. We will be looking at the subdivisions of plot, character, setting, and focus. By analyzing these points of the movie we can see why Fight Club belongs to the certain genre it is placed in.
The movie starts off where one the characters is held at gun point. Of course we all wonder how he got there, so the narrator takes us back to where it all starts. We meet an unnamed character who has insomnia. We learn about his life and that he lives a pretty decent life. Of course, we would not have a movie if our main character was
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The dark buildings where they fight show how fighting is dark. By using an abandoned house for his home depicts how maybe he feels abandoned and alone. The setting for the movie fit right in with the plot because the plot of the movie is full of action and what better place to find action than a city.
The theme of the movie is to show how some let go of their inner most emotions. In the movie, we see this guy who seems to appear normal and we later find out he goes extremely crazy. He does this in a series of events and slowly he lets himself become his alter-ego. He starts a club to escape his problems and finds a girl like him but who isn't what may be accepted by the society. He becomes the non-caring free spirit. If all these outrageous events did not happen he would not let himself fully become Tyler Durden. If he did not listen to his inner self he would not have found his true happiness. The focus of the movie is to not let what society approves of determine what makes you happy. Due to the releasing of his alter-ego he founded a club that many men joined to get away from the harsh realisms of everyday life and found his corky girlfriend. However, he found it necessary to "kill" Tyler because it got out of

hand. So everyone should let go and express the way they feel to an extent where they do not go insane.
After analyzing the plot, characters, setting, and focus we can see how Fight Club falls into its own