Saturday, February 7, 2015

Fight Club - 鬥陣俱樂部 - 搏擊會

Fight Club (鬥陣俱樂部/搏擊會) is an 1999 film staring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. The supporting cast include Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf (Robert Paulson), and Jared Leto. The movie is considered one of the most influential movies of the late 1990s. The most famous line of the movie, "First rule of Fight Club is. . . you do not talk about Fight Club", is now part of the pop culture lexicon.

Norton plays a insurance man that gets addicted to support groups trying to cure his insomnia. He meets Brad Pitt's character, Tyler Durden, on a plane and looks him up after some bad things happen to him. Eventfully, this friendship starts the fight club. The fight club starts small, get's semi-organized, and starts to cause havoc across the city.

This is one of those movies that I stop to watch all the time over the years. Recently, its been on heavy rerun on HBO since last summer. I recently watched bits of it again. You really can pick up anytime and go from there. It is that interesting of a movie. I think that's a true mark of an movie. The ability for it to stand the test of time. For me and many others, it has. The success it lack at the box has all been recovered in the home media arena.

"Fight Club" is often used in pop culture reference for underground activities and more recently, humorous activities. Usually referred in conjunction with a quote from the movie, "First rule of Fight Club is. . . you do not talk about Fight Club". You replace "Fight Club" with your vice.

If you haven't watched it before, give it a chance. It's no longer the extreme movie it was considered in 1999, but it stands the test of time with its style, dialogue, acting, and story.

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