An incredibly overrated book/film which, unfortunately, many people mistake as a work of art with great depth, intelligent satire, and important social/political messages. In actuality, it is an incredibly shallow, juvenile attempt at satire. Sort of like Voltaire for kiddies, minus the wit, subtlety, and depth beneath the surface.
Ironically enough, its leagues of (teenaged) fans often make the mistake of thinking that quoting Tyler Durden makes them special -- when one of the wannabe-nihilistic messages of the film is that "nobody is special".
Drooling Idiot: Dude, I just watched this movie called Fight Club, and it was totally awesome! Tyler Durden is so badass, and I love quoting him because it makes me feel special and original when people don't know what I'm talking about. Also, when people respond to it positively, often with another stupid Tyler Durden quote, I feel as though I can finally make a friend. Of course, Fight Club is horribly shallow, juvenile, and devoid of any real political or social meaning, but I'll try to justify liking it by talking about its so-called "anti-consumerist" message.
Educated Person: I love how you say Fight Club is anti-consumerist, when it's a very popular book with millions of copies printed, and was later adapted into a movie with a budget of over sixty million dollars and starring famous actors like Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
Drooling Idiot: Yeah? Well, uh, you just don't get it! You're too dumb to understand the genius of Fight Club!
im not supposed to talk about it and neither are you.
dont talk about it or you will get your balls cut off!!!!
The largely misunderstood movie that some idiot teenagers and even twenty-somethings use as an excuse to beat each other senseless in an attempt to make the emptiness that is their life a little less empty and instead replace it with pain - Kind of like a cutter.
The film was actually a brilliant satire and morality play that exposes harsh truths about the nature of insanity and the disenfranchisement of a generation. It hardly glorifies violence, as many critics have accused, it first mocks it, then shows the terrible results through the death of an innocent man and the creation of a disturbingly widespread and ignorant cult mentality. Fight Club is about the despair we fear, and the rash measures that we find ourselves unwittingly taking to combat it which we should fear more.
Ironically in some cases the movie has created a cult it was railing against.
Stupid Guy 1: Dude, did you see that movie Fight Club? We should so try that.
Stupid Guy 2: What? Holding a fight club or rolling a gigantic globe through the window of a coffee shop?
Stupid Guy 1: Dude, I forgot about that! That was so cool!
Less Stupid Guy: Hey, didn't some guy get shot because of that?
Stupid Guy 1: Yeah, but he was fat had breasts.
An underground classic since its first publication in 1996, Fight Club is now recognized as one of the most original and provokitave novels ever published. Chuck Palahniuk's darkly funny first noivel tell the story of a man with no name(refered to as jack), and his journey through a small part of his life, a small part of his life that has somthing to do with a girl, named marla singer, and a man named tyler durden, through out the story his ultimate goal is to hit rock bottom, in his words, if you wake up in a differant tima and a differant place, can you wake up as a differant person?
One morning there is a dead jellyfish of a used condom floating in the toilet.
this is how tyler meets marla
BEST BOOK/MOVIE ever to be read or seen in the theaters. I read this book once so far.. but I will read it again.. and I will read more of chuck palahnuiks work.. simply a genuis
1st RULE: You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB.
3rd RULE: If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over.
4th RULE: Only two guys to a fight.
5th RULE: One fight at a time.
6th RULE: No shirts, no shoes.
7th RULE: Fights will go on as long as they have to.
8th RULE: If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to fight.
The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.
#2 - The second rule of Fight Club is, you DO NOT talk about Fight Club.
#3 - If someone says stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.
#4 - Two guys to a fight.
#5 - One fight at a time.
#6 - No shirts, no shoes.
#7 - Fights will go on as long as they have to.
#8 - If this is your first night at Fight Club, you have to fight.
A terrific yet misinterperted film. Brad Pitt portrays Tyler Durden, A charismatic and assertive soap seller who becomes Jack's (Edward Norton) new best friend. During the first part of the film, The couple establish a fight club which draws the attention of dozens of men. It helps Tyler teach them to think for themselves and turn their backs on mainstream consumerism. But later on, Tyler brainwashes these men into joining his anarchist cult Known as "Project Mayhem". Then, it is revealed that Tyler is just an hallucination of Jack created to act as his alter-ego.
This is what this movie is all about - Changing your perspective on life only to make you realize that it's not necesseraly better than before.
Did you like Tyler? The way women love him and men want to be him? Well, Tyler is so perfect because Tyler doesn't exist. His true self is Jack who is the total opposite loser.
Were you inspired to "think for yourself" and bash consumerism? Well then, you've just become another space monkey, a pawn at Tyler's hand. You fought one system only to be enslaved in another.
And for one moment, did you stop and ponder why this anti-consumerism underground is so dependent on money like any other orginised business?
Or how symbolic it is to see Tyler telling Jack he isn't real while wearing a fur coat - The top consumerism cliche?
Watch this film again and you will understand - Independent thought is the most precious character a human being...
Written by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club is one of the best books I have ever read. This man is a fucking genius and deserves many awards. The movie is equally awesome.
I hate how people misunderstand it as just some way for dickhead guys to hurt eachother. If you actully took the time to think about the movie (without just thinking about the uber-coolness of the fighting) you would realise it's about Jack being emotionally challenged and not wanting to live his own life so he has to make up this kind of alter-life: Tyler Durden.
READ THE BOOK! IT ROCKS!
WATCH THE MOVIE! IT ROCKS!
READ HIS OTHER BOOKS TOO! You won't regret it.
Fight Club is fucking awesome. I wish I could have sex with it.
I think about Fight Club and touch myself.