Fight Club Review Analysis

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FIGHT CLUB 2 Fight Club Analysis I chose to write about Fight Club for my analysis because it is one of my favorite movies of all time and I think rightfully so, as it is a deep and socially relevant film. It is based on the book of the same name by the author Chris Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher, also the director of such films as Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and more recently The Social Network. Reading Rogert Ebert's review of the film I got the impression that he thought the film was a shallow and vulgar simply to be vulgar. He thinks that the film was made for teenage boys wanting to watch people beat each other up, with no redeeming qualities besides the quality of the direction. Quoting the review, he claims, “It's macho porn -- the sex movie Hollywood has been moving toward for years, in which eroticism between the sexes is replaced by all-guy locker-room fights.” and “Certainly they'll buy tickets because they can see Pitt and Norton pounding on each other; a lot more people will leave this movie and get in fights than will leave it discussing Tyler Durden's moral philosophy.”. I think this is an incredibly simplistic view of the film and misses the entire point of the movie. At first you can kind of empathize with the character, feeling trapped in society's expectations of you, the lack of control a lot of us feel. Although, he is pathetic, taking no responsibility for the state of his life and far too reliant on society to fill the void he feels inside him. This is one imbalanced side of the coin. But as the movie goes on you feel more and more alienated by the characters, as you should, because as the movie continues he becomes more and more like Tyler, the other imbalanced side of the coin. If you truly understand the movie, you shouldn't want to go out and start a fight club, or aspire to be either of the characters. The
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