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!
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