5 REASONS WHY I LOVE…
1. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are hot.
Sounds familiar? Sometimes we tend to watch movies based on who the actors/actresses are or prefer songs based on the artist’s appeal instead of voice. Yes, this may be a judged as biased when you create a liking for a movie based on the character’s good looks and appeal but it’s the common truth. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt just glow. It can’t be hidden and it can’t be helped.
2. It offers relatable self-conflict.
Just when you believed it to be a conflict of two men claiming entitlement to power and rights, you get shocked and more interested upon knowing that it was an issue of self-conflict. The reveal was highlighted by Marla Singer’s (Helena Carter) bizarre reactions to The Narrator (Edward Norton) before, during, and after making love. The theme is not new but the way it was presented to the audience was just remarkable. Self-conflict with one’s emotions is an everyday battle.
3. It oozes with juicy quotes.
When watching a television series or a movie, there are lines that catch your attention and somehow make an impact in your life. These are the ones that did:
“I say never be complete. I say stop being perfect. I say let’s evolve. Let the chips fall where they may.”
“The things you own end up owning you.”
“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
“You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”
4. Wit and humor combined is an explosion.
I am fan of a film’s humor and its success in making the audience laugh. I am also a fan of the movie’s content and its depth. I think we all are. Maybe most of the movies we’ve watched exhibit these elements, but the difference with Fight Club is it definitely has originality and style!
Example 1: The integration of the line “I am Jack’s ______________.”
Example 2: This is serious warning.
Example 3: The scene when all the other buildings outside started to explode and The Narrator held Marla’s hands and said, “You met me at a very strange time in my life.” (oddly romantic and funny)
5. The soundtrack keeps you hooked.
Songs played in a movie are very important since they play with one’s mood and emotions. If they want you to get excited, they’ll boom an upbeat tune. If they want to get scared, they’ll pick something mysterious. If they want you to get emotional, they’ll choose a song that is slow and deep in meaning. Soundtrack carries you away. And Fight Club was successful with that.