Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rico's Thirteen [# 3]

3. Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton & Helena Bonham-Carter

The first rule of Fight Club. You don't talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club. YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB. Immortal words from the legendary prophet of our generation: Tyler Durden. This movie is, for lack of a better world we live in, pretty effing awesome. Revolutionary even at its core ideas, and enlightening in its philosophical  beliefs. You know, looking at the poster, and just the way its perceived, one would think it is but a random, violent, testosterone-driven type of film, but it is SO MUCH more than that. Writing this review right now is so hard because of the enigmatic nature of this unique flick. Cause first of all, I'm not even supposed to be talking about Fight Club in risk of getting the crap beat out of me by Brad Pitt, but also I don't want to give any detail of the plot away because of its major twists and turns throughout the movie (and believe me there are a lot of them.) So these are one of those movies that you have to watch yourself and experience because it truly is a classic tale of our urban, modern "civilization."

On a technical standpoint, this was David Fincher's defining film, propelling him into elite directorial status in the eyes of the film world. The performances Brad Pitt and Edward Norton gave in this flick ranks among one of their very best with each having strong chemistry which worked well in their numerous dialogues. Controversial to critics and movie goers alike, this movie took the imperfections of our current society, showed it to everyone's faces and shoved it down our throat; something that took big cojones to do.

Just do yourself a favor and watch this movie, please. It's friggin awesome.


Tyler Durden: Fuck damnation, man! Fuck redemption! We are God's unwanted children? So be it!

Narrator: If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person? 

Narrator: We have front row seats for this theatre of mass destruction.

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