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My main problem with Fight Club is that its mood and screenplay suggest an important film with something socially significant to say when in reality it's paper-thin stuff.
Bingo, this is exactly my opinion of the film. It tries to tell something meaningful (yet simple) but goes to incredibly far-fetched lengths to get it across.
Apr 6 - 04:46 PM
But there's the point. What people like the character of Tyler Durden preach is paper-thin stuff, fluffy and underdeveloped idealism that appeals to wayward and desparate people like The Narrator and the 'Space Monkeys'. The cult of Fight Club/Project Mayhem intentionally mirrors the likeness of groups that gathered around a cult of personality, such as Jim Jones or David Koresh. The parallel is no mistake, and the end result is exactly the same. Underneath the simple (and darkly humorous) premise of a white collar worker and a philosophy-spouting sociopath starting a boxing club lies a more frightening and resonant point to be made.
May 4 - 03:38 AM