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||Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Meat Loaf
||You better leave them at home.
||She might like it, but maybe send her to
Story of Us."
||Some, kinda dreamy like, but some nonetheless.
||It IS called "Fight Club."
||Especially at the end.
||Quite a few, maybe oddly enough.
||Way many, but I loved the scene of Jack and
Tyler getting the lypo-suctioned fat for the soap,
seeing the emergency cards that were replaced in
the airplane, and Jack getting "beat up" in his
||Wow. Many. Some were: Marlena - "I haven't been
fucked like that since grade school." Jack - "I'd
fight Ghandi." Jack (and he should be in the right
spot to say this for real) - "I'd like to thank the
academy." and Jack - "Being there, pressed against
his tits, and this was my vacation."
||Art Linson, Cean Chaffin, Ross Grayson Bell
"Fight Club" is one of those few
movies that, as I left, mostly all I could think was "That
was fucked up." Sadly I can't explain what made it so fucked
up else I'll ruin it for the rest of you, but I guess all I
can say is the heart of the story is nothing like the
previews. Sure, you see Brad Pitt and Edward Norton creating
this Fight Club, and sure, you see a bunch of dudes being
"real men" and beating the crap out of each other, but the
wrap-up of the movie is twisted, foreshadowed slightly but
not blatantly, and I can't believe I didn't see it coming. I
also couldn't figure out if the makers of the movie intended
it to be sometimes more comical than dramatic, but as much
as "Fight Club" showed masculinity in its finest, it had
some very funny moments.
A Movie Review
The simple things I can tell you about "Fight Club"
without giving too much away are things like this. Edward
Norton plays Jack. He pretty much hates his job and finds
solace in attending support groups, actually pretty much
becoming addicted, ironically enough, to support groups
where he will give himself a new name and a new life and be
comforted by the fact that others will listen to his
problems, even if made up. First support group - men with
testicular cancer, where we are introduced to Robert Paulsen
(Meat Loaf), a group attendee with tits due to hormonal
changes from the loss of his testicles. Jack seems just a
little more happy in his alternate world until entering into
it is Marlena (Helena Bonham Carter). She too is addicted to
support groups and Jack can't stand seeing her at all of the
same places he is, making up stories as he does, and gets
threatened. Alright, what about Brad Pitt (playing Tyler).
Well, Jack returns from a trip, meeting Tyler on a plane,
only to find his apartment blown up. Looking for maybe a
friend and a place to stay, Jack calls Tyler and they meet
in a bar. And this is where Fight Club is born, Tyler and
Jack beating the crap out of each other outside a bar.
As Fight Club grows so do we find Jack influencing its
participants, making them perform tasks other than beating
each other up, and eventually creating an army of regular
folks getting back at society that has fucked them for so
long. And that's all I can tell you.
Me, even walking out of the movie saying "That was fucked
up," I really liked "Fight Club." Meat Loaf gave one of his
best performances, transforming himself from a support group
attendee to a member of Fight Club, able to make you feel
kind of sad for him in the support group, but becoming slyly
scary as he finds Fight Club. Brad Pitt gives a performance
that I actually enjoyed, he was manipulative and weirdly
kind, both at the same time. And then there was Edward
Norton who with each film grows as one of the most
phenomenal actors out there. But as great as his acting was
in "Fight Club," it was his narration of his story that kept
you gripped throughout the film.
There is a lot more to "Fight Club" than dudes beating
the crap out of each other and getting off on it, a lot more
which I can't explain in this review, so I'll just give
"Fight Club" 4 ½ stars out of 5 and leave it at that.
That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!