922: Fight Club
Title text: I'm not saying it's all bad, but that movie has not aged as well as my teenage self in 2000 was confident it would.
Fight Club is a movie starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton that was released in 1999, based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. It included this oft-quoted and parodied line: "The first rule about Fight Club is do not talk about Fight Club."
The movie certainly does have a message about society and consumerism. But a lot of fans of the film only saw a movie with lots of fighting and mischief. Probably, a lot of people who saw the movie when they were younger, and enjoyed those aspects of it, would be disappointed were they to re-watch it with a better understanding of what the movie’s actually trying to say.
The line "This conversation is over" also appears to be a reference to the same line in the movie, in the scene where the Narrator (Edward Norton) is arguing with Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) while Tyler (Brad Pitt) tells the Narrator what to say from the bottom of the basement stairs.
- Friend: But Fight Club isn't really about fighting. It's about the way society—
- Person: Nope, don't wanna hear it.
- Friend: But it says consumers are—
- Person: This conversation is over.
- The first rule of talking to me about movies is do NOT talk about Fight Club.