Feb 13, 2006

Mischief. Mayhem. Song and Dance?

I'm a huge fan of Fight Club. Huge. Yes I own the uber edition on DVD as well as a VHS copy. I played the forgettable video game till the very end just to see what story line they would throw at me. I am also upset I didn't get a chance to check out the stage production. If they release another special edition on DVD, VHS, or hell even Betamax I'm buying it. The only person I know who has watched Fight Club more times than me is Paul, who quotes it nonstop.

I, like most fans of this film, walked out of the theatre on first showing and truly felt this movie spoke to me somehow. Silly? Maybe, but I did feel it. It was something of a strange revelation that men out there were thinking as I did, but we dared not talk to each other about it. Men did feel unnecessary, emasculated, and unwanted. Watching this film was entertaining as well as cathartic. I love every plot point, every clever one liner, every twist, turn, punch, kick, and fuck you attitude to things that don't matter. I enjoyed watching the ideas of Tyler descend, or ascend depending on your view, into anarchy. God I love that movie.

Not content with making terrible remakes of Superman Bollywood decided to redo the Tyler Durden story complete with song and dance. Judging from the previews they seem to take a whole different approach to the actual narrative as well as mix highly sensationalized fight scenes that make you think of a Jet Li vehicle.

It just looks awful, but you know what? I'm going to watch it. Eh I'm a glutton. If nothing it will make for good comedy whether the movie intends it to be or not. I do believe the abscene of Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai is unfortunate. She should be in every movie period. I demand it.

"We're designed to be hunters and we're in a society of shopping. There's nothing to kill anymore, there's nothing to fight, nothing to overcome, nothing to explore. In that societal emasculation this everyman is created." - David Fincher

Bollywood's Riding the Remake Train Again ... This Time It's Fight Club ...

2 comments:

Chitney said...

WHAT! Bollywood Fight Club?!! That's simultaneously awesome and scary! :)

Aishwarya is soo gorgeous though. Damn her.

jinsane said...

Fight Club is definitely in my Top Five. All I can say is: "Only after disaster can we be resurrected."