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In short, Fight Club is a movie that attempts to give a distorted portrait
of society as an evil in order to facilitate showing violence and yet more
violence. But since the protagonist's disbelief in society is not
substantiated, the movie has a hard time explaining the destruction plot.
So, time has to be spent watching people fight.
And of course, the disbelief cannot be motivated: The protagonist
complaining that: "God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas ... We
no Great War. No Great Depression." is both romanticizing over events in
Western history, that made absolutely no sense to the people living it, and
at the same time mocking our grandparents and the life and society they
fought for, ours.
The main character continues: "We were raised on television to believe that we'd all be millionaires, movie gods, rock stars, but we won't".
Well, learning to differentiate between yourself and "movie gods [and] rock stars" and learning that life is not all beer and skittles is what growing up is about today.
So, Brad Pitt et al., grow up. And go read a book or something.
The rubbish quote sums it up pretty good: "I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men that have ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see it squandered. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas or waiting tables; slaves with white collars. We're the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War is a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate, so we can buy s**t we don't need. We were raised on television to believe that we'd all be millionaires, movie gods, rock stars, but we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very p***ed off. "