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edmund_the_destroyer wrote (edited )

While Fight Club rejects consumerism, I don't think it's a good anarchist film. I don't want to spoil the story for those that haven't seen it, but our anti-consumerist hero (anti-hero? protagonist?) has absolute dictatorial control of the organization he creates to attack consumerism. Clearly that's not anarchist. And in the end he's defeated by someone who is alienated by consumerism but does not reject it or contemporary society to nearly the same level that he does.

If anything, I'd call the film a dark comedy with a mild criticism of consumerism.


ziq wrote

I don't recall calling it an anarchist film. But they blow up the central bank and wipe out all debt so it's pretty much the best thing ever to happen in mainstream cinema.