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 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.
this is how tyler meets marla
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.
#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 can posess. And even Tyler Durden can't take it away from you.
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.
I think about Fight Club and touch myself.