Saturday, August 6, 2011
My review of "Fight Club"
So what i like to do before i watch the movie i watch a trailer of it online first. The trailer comes off as its just brad pitt and ed norton beating the crap out of each other, at first it doesn't look like a good movie. But once you watch the movie you understand why its a cult classic for some followers.
Fight club hits every surface of american consumerism, to the point its not about the fighting and its not about "narrator" the nameless character some call jack. Its about us in america from the 90's, like they knew what was going to happen to the economy in our time. Like all of the movies from the late 90's were telling us to wake up, this money bubble can no longer sustain itself, not everyone can be wall street boys with a white collar slaving over TPS reports.
Just take the time to look at all of the office movies from the 90's another movie from that time "office space". That entire movie was about breaking away from that life style and at the end the building burned down. Yeah you can say its an conspiracy, but think about this the art of the time reflects the people. During the black plague the art work had skulls, and death all over, the 90's movies showing the consumerist america going down. Where all in that artwork of the 90's and its happening faster than the speed of FedEx.
A quote people may counter this with is the part where Tyler says we have no great war or great depression our war is a spiritual war. Then you say well we have 2 wars and a depression on the way. Well if the media keeps pretending that nothings happening and your not acknowledge theres a problem, That problem stays and eats away at your soul.