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bossyburrito
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8/13/2013 4:17:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm seriously having a hard time seeing why so many people love this movie. Listening to someone spout pseudo-philosophy while punching someone else for two hours isn't entertaining. At least the ending portrayed Tyler as a villain.
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8/14/2013 7:50:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I generally like it more for the interesting dynamic and the man v. self conflict the movie involves, but I agree, it does feel a bit preachy at times.
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8/14/2013 9:24:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/13/2013 4:17:02 AM, bossyburrito wrote:
I'm seriously having a hard time seeing why so many people love this movie. Listening to someone spout pseudo-philosophy while punching someone else for two hours isn't entertaining. At least the ending portrayed Tyler as a villain.

You're not supposed to talk about Fight Club.
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8/16/2013 7:36:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
You talked about fight club!

Tyler gonna mash you up big time boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! Bam!
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8/17/2013 2:56:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
My favorite movie of all time. It's got action and suspense, it's hip and funny, it's got one of the best twists of all time, it's philosophically stimulating, scientifically stimulating, it's got an interesting plot, great actors, a cool ending... what doesn't it have? Even the theme music by the Pixies is kickass...
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8/17/2013 7:49:42 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I rather liked the movie, but yeah it's preachy; but then again, so what?

Tyler Durden isn't a villain, however. He's an archetype, just dressed up for the occasion perhaps. I mean, you might picture all that violence as symbolic, like DN was getting at, no?

For example, the fighting might refer to video-gaming, trying to hammer out the violence in the world and make it something you want; the terrorist aspect, the blowing up of the financial buildings, might refer to just man's typical battles against the system, and all for himself. Man is animal, Tyler Durden thinks, just trying to survive. I mean, what about Jack's colon who gets cancer and kills Jack; is he to suggest anything different? The violence is actually to zoomorphize man, to ask what else is there? And, well, what else is there?

And then man falls in love and it's the greatest thing he could achieve, more shattering than even all those bombs they'd planted in all those financial buildings. No, Tyler Durden is the opposite of a villain.

And then such is life for all males. You actually do commonly see an absolute storm of violence in men before they'll turn towards trying to fall in love. Maybe that's not so evident around where you're from, but here in Ireland where we're all drunk together all the time it's pretty obviously fact. It's just how we are. There just comes a time for one last hurrah of selfishness and we settle down after that I guess, realizing our efforts were for nothing, that nothing will ever work out just how we want it to. You know, there was all the buying sh1t we don't need, working jobs we hate, etc. All of that would've had an appeal in the beginning, but what was it? And then there's the big bang that was the violence in the movie, the maddened realization that all of this is for nothing pretty much. It's a Control vs. Love story, like they all are.