first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about
Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is you
bring your MPB (Movie Puke Bag) for the Ed Norton, Meat Loaf dance
scene. Ed Norton nestles in the enhanced breasts of testicular
cancer victim Robert Paulsen's (Loaf's) rather large chestal port.
I blew cookies man.
The Fight Club is an awesome man flick. Sorry, girlies.
Hey, we've had a summer of studs being doable if not actual datable
hunks. This flick was made for the boyz. That's not to say you
can't get a hefty dose of eye candy, as Brad Pitt is so buff in
this, he looks more like a da Vinci study than a millenium movie
star.I didn't know you could get muscles that bulbous on the back
of your neck. Ed Norton however great an actor is still looking,
physically, like my 10-year-old nephew when he (Ed, frequently)
takes his shirt off.
Which reminds me of another Eddie 'must see' flick American
History X. In AHX, Edward looks like a stud bagel,
that's been toasted in the oven till edible, then gently
smeared all over with lowfat Nova cream cheese for your dining
Hmmm. Another versatile actor--yippee! Is he still with Courtney
Love? Geeze, I hope she doesn't beat me up for that.
Jack (Ed 'Yaleman' Norton) is basically a boring insomniac that
lives vicariously through his catalog purchases till on a routine
business trip he meets Tyler Durden (Brad 'humma- humma' Pitt).
Tyler is the complete yang of Jack's ying. Through a mishap in
which Jack's yuppified condo is blown to bits the two become roommates.
They meet for a few brewskis at the local dive and decide to beat
each other up after. Ya, I know we all do that after a couple
of bevies. Go with it. The creepy barflies catch on and Fight
Club is born.
There is a lot of fighting and mayhem. Tyler spews some clever
Guru quotes in his own twisted philosophy of life, and whamo they
have themselves a good o' cult of fisty-cuffs. This 'army' Ty
and Jack mass starts to take down the corporate society in town
via many acts of violence and vandalism. Aha, bingo, = guy movie.
in a little sub-plot, Jack has met a skanky chick named Marla
at one of his ten thousand 'support groups' he frequents to help
relax in an attempt to squash his chronic insomnia. As fast as
fat multiplies on Rosie O'Donnell's huge quivering thighs, Marla
(Helena Bonham Carter) finds herself in bed with the more aggressive
Tyler. Thank God. 'Cause the down-to-the-beginning-of-the- pee-pee
naked scenes of Pitt were oh, sooo lovely. What do they call that
part of the body? I digress.
Jack starts to rethink his involvement with Fight Club
after a tragic turn of events. However, the club cronies can't,
wont, let him go. Tyler has become a demi-God with these mentally
pubescent men and they don't want to stop. Jack confronts Tyler
in what has to be one of the cleverest scenes scripted since we
learned who Keyser Soze was back in '95.
I can not say enough about Ed Norton. He has been a force for
a few years now. But, he doesn't seem to be in 'overkill' mode.
This makes him all the more refreshing. Hey, maybe he actually
chooses to do good movies as opposed to Hollywood punch-outs?
Bravo! Ed makes you happy your young. I mean, so many of the 'greats'
were in the past. This guy is one of our generation's 'greats'
and we are young enough to drink him in.Sip slowly till he's squeaky
dry...whaohaoho! (<- evil laugh)
Pitt is always a great treat. Sure everyone looks at him as the
crème filled Bundt cake that he is, but I got news for you...he's
an acomplished actor! I wonder if he were not as disgustingly
beautiful if he would actually be noticed by the Academy? He's
kind of like a young Redford. Talented with a flaw of manly (in
some eyes-my eyes find Ed hotter-sick I know) perfection, thusly
hard to see the talent shining, glistening through. Well, he's
a great American matinee idol with; here's a twist----talent!
managed to get all the way through without alluding to Ed Norton
of the Honeymooners. You didn't think I could do it, did ya?
Recommendation: Single serving mint packets.
Starring: Ed Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bomnham Carter and
Directed By: David Fincher