January 09, 2018

Why “Fight Club” is a conservative classic, not anti-capitalist propaganda

Ben DaviesRebel Host | Rebel Reel Reviews


For a movie to come to be considered a "classic" is no mean feat, and I will argue that David Fincher's Fight Club (1999) is one such film.

Every classic film's themes are relatable and timeless. Lesser movies are ridiculous period pieces that never hold up because. people are sure to look back at The Last Jedi, for example, and say, "Third wave feminism and patriarchy were a thing? Boring!"

Fight Club warns of the danger of trying to control human nature.

And, no, the movie is not "anti capitalism," as some have argued.

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commented 2018-01-10 09:13:46 -0500
I love this movie! Easily one of my favourites to watch, the cinematography, the camerawork, the context the metaphors, the fight scenes, the ending….

If you take it literally, you won’t like it. I suggest watching it again after you discover the Narrator and Tyler are one in the same and bear in mind that Fight Club isn’t actually about fighting.
commented 2018-01-10 03:15:12 -0500
this movie is close to 20 years old. who cares? seemed to be a show that fosters the antifa spirit.
commented 2018-01-10 03:13:49 -0500
this movie is close to 20 years old. who cares? seemed to be a show that fosters the antifa spirit.
commented 2018-01-09 19:49:56 -0500
When Fight Club was released, I saw the preview and thought to myself, this one is a DVD rental. I did rent it and couldn’t get through the whole movie, not my taste. Not even Brad Pitt’s sculpted physique and good looks could change my mind.
commented 2018-01-09 15:58:35 -0500
I saw “Fight Club” when it came out. It was fun, but weird. The thing I most remember about it is, I didn’t really get it…but then at the time I was emerging from my urban-liberal cocoon and becoming a rural conservative…and later Christian.
Of course, I liked “In The Valley of Elah”, being a Tommy Lee Jones fan (Elmer Kelton’s, “The Good Ol Boys”, “No Country For Old Men”, “The Missing”,etc.) I saw Jones’ character Hank as sympathetic to the military, lost and foundering maybe, but still polishing his shoes and marching along…and heartbroken. That bit at the end with the flag tears me up every time I watch it. I didn’t see the movie as a strike against American exceptionalism or the military…then.
commented 2018-01-09 14:26:30 -0500
- I don’t think I’ve seen this movie from beginning to end. I’ve probably seen most of it in parts at various times. I’ll have to give it a watch some time from start to finish.
commented 2018-01-09 12:49:07 -0500
SPACE MOOSE commented, “My only take away from fight club, is that people are stupid, and you can’t change that.” You didn’t say ‘some people are stupid’ but ‘people are stupid’, so that must include you as well.
commented 2018-01-09 12:20:56 -0500
My only take away from fight club, is that people are stupid, and you can’t change that.