Saturday, July 26, 2008

David Fincher's Movies

Ever since I saw Zodiac,I wanted to watch most of David Fincher's movies.Though not a masterpiece,Zodiac is certainly worth seeing because of the story and direction.This week i saw not 1 but 2 of his earlier masterpieces(FIGHT CLUB and SEVEN).I had heard a lot about Fight club from one of my friends.He always told me its a must watch coz the end is unthinkable.This movie is dark and disturbing, however, it is equally smart and stylistic. The film's narrator (Edward Norton) is an insignificant cog in the corporate machine, dutifully doing his job and what he's told without question. He's an insomniac slave to his IKEA possessions and only finds joy in going to as many self-help/dealing with terminal diseases sessions as he can. It provides him with an escape from his sleepless nights. That is, until Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), a trashy chain-smoking poser, enters his life and upsets his routine. The narrator also meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman whose straightforward honesty, candor and sleazy lounge-lizard outfits are a breath of fresh air.They start a Fight Club ,a place where people could bring out their frustations .Basically a place for "NO HOLDS BARRED " matches.The Club grows in size with recruits occupying Tyler's house.Both the protagonists put in their best performances...Also the pace of the movie is excellent.However its the end of the movie thts worth watching...
The second movie of David Fincher tht I saw this week was SEVEN.If you love suspense thriller this 1 takes the cake with cherry.Se7en is uniquely on its own for suspense dramas as it both fuels the need of the audience to be drawn in and entertained by the events unfolding, and remain uncompromising and shocking.This dark tale of murder and crime revolves around two detectives in present New York city played by two brilliant actors `Brad Pitt' and `Morgan Freeman' who are paired together to solve a puzzle of murder that is at the hands of a man who kills regarding to the seven deadly sins.Morgan Freeman gives a striking performance,calm,serene yet sharp.Brad Pitt successfully proves to us that he's not just a pretty face on screen, and that he sinks into his character so well, that you can walk off after the film finishes classifying him as a pretty darn good actor.It seems a theme with David's movies that the end has to be different n so it is.Kevin Spacey as the killer is perfect for the role.Again the pace here is brilliant.The director doesnt give you much of a time to think about except for maybe a few scenes involving Gwyneth Paltrow.The film has a deep meaning where the director questions our day-by-day apathy and ignorance to the savagery of human existence in a time of war, poverty, cynicism and most importantly sin. If you are a cinephile these 2 movies are a must.


Before I actually start reviewing this film,i would like to tell you guys abt the modern trends in film a film.Over the past few years ,i hv observed many films tht are marketed well,tend to do well in box office collections and also get great reviews.This film falls in this category.Aamir Khan used his marketting prowess to good effect.JAANE TU… YA JAANE NA is a love story tht doesnt dare to be different.Basically a simple tale about a group of friends, it focuses on one couple that's in love, but is in a state of denial.The execution of this plot is at the most above average films.Imran Khan is photo copy of young Aamir Khan in QSQT.Genelia exhibits avg acting skills.A R rehman's music provides the much needed fillip to this romantic comedy.The bonding amongst friends is well established.The first half is breezy n worth watching.Its the second half tht becomes predictable and boring.(You actually start looking at your watch)The end is too filmy.Its Naseeruddin Shah n Ratna Pathak converation tht provides you with some humour.The group of friends -- Karan [as Rotlu], Alishka [as Bombs], Nirav [as Jiggy] and Sughanda [as Shaleen] -- are excellent. Each compliments the other well.Prateik Babbar as Genelia's brother gives a good performance.On the whole its an avg film...worth a one time watch.
PS:Special advice to Genelia:Improve your Hindi if you want to work in Bollywood
Rating 2.5/5