DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVNT SEEN THE FILM!!
This week the 10th anniversary Blu Ray version of one of the best films I have ever seen will hit stores. Unlike so many other films like it, Fight Club is something special. I saw it for the first time in 2007 when I had only heard of it in passing and knew almost nothing about it other than the fact that Brad Pitt was in it. I watched it, I was sucked into it, and I was blown away by it. It’s rare when a film with a twist so powerful manages to keep it hidden and never makes me guess that it exists. No one told me there was a twist and that the film is the mind bender that it is. I wish I could go into every movie like that. Films like Old Boy and Memento were ruined for me because people told me there was the existence of a twist. So I would begin looking for it or at least try figure out what it is. With Fight Club no one did that. Thank god they didn’t. It made the film something amazing. When the realization of what is actually going on comes together I remember saying the following out loud to my roommate “what the fuck just happened to my brain?” It is a film that transcends time, race, gender, religion, and everything in between. Even beyond the twist and the amazing story telling, the visuals that Fincher provides managed to impress even the action movie junkie in me. It is so good. I can’t express enough the masterpiece that this film is. Now that it is finally hitting Blu Ray people will be able to enjoy the film exactly the way it was meant to be seen. While Fight Club is a statement on the 90s male, it is also a statement on control and how everyone has to take command of their own lives.