Our First Look at the Genius of Fincher
Reviewed by Sharkbait for Alien 3 at 2009-03-07 12:59:00
Of course this movie has its problems. But knowing now how it was made, I find it a fascinating study into the genius of David Fincher. It's amazing how this first-time feature film director dealt with a script that wasn't even written yet, constant studio interference, and myriad other problems, and turned out an atmospheric movie that almost works. Visually, this thing is great. (Of course, it doesn't hold a candle to its two predecessors, but I don't think that's Fincher's fault.) It's too bad Fincher totally disowned the movie (though who can blame him). I'd love to hear a commentary track from him on this thing.
"I am Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise"
Reviewed by KHL for Fight Club at 2008-04-14 11:54:39
This is one of the few instances where the movie outshines the book by a mile. Fincher serves up what may be the defining film of "Gen-X", with a sarcastic, dark and kinetic trip of a film. If this isn't on the Top 20 list of greatest movies 20 years from now, I'll be astounded. Cynicism, anarchy, disillusionment and black humor abound in a tale of a yuppie gone underground, with maybe a psychotic delusion? A biting statement of modern day commercialism and life. Norton, Pitt and Bonham Carter are all amazing and the direction and style are flawless. This one gains a permanent spot in my DVD player at least twice a year...