Fight Club

Fight Club ★★★★★

I haven't watched this movie in over 12 years, which is insane, because before that I had seen it at least five times. This was the movie that opened my eyes to films being something more than just mindless entertainment. Granted, that's kind of what I slid back into in the years since, mostly by enjoying schlock and genre pics, but I'm still greatly indebted to this movie.

The very first thing I thought of when I started watching again after all this time was how fast it seemed. The opening scene that sets up the flashback framing device for the entire movie seem like it was going a mile a minute with no pauses between lines. In my memory, the pauses were there.

Yeah, the CGI effects look pretty weak nowadays, and I'm sure in the entire viewpoint of the current world, the plight of the white American male is not something that everyone's concerned about. However, this movie still has a power, and a voice.