When you watch a movie like “Fight Club”, you cannot expect an expected shower of human morals and lessons. Blood and riveting action sequences displaying the vent of anguish are all that you usually expect from a film with such a strong title. Well, you say it and you have it. “Fight Club” may not be one of those archetypal Hollywood films, but it proves it mettle with unusual story and a sarcastic take upon a stressed out human mind. For people who do not want to get up in the morning with the horror of going back to the professional school of work, “Fight Club” may act like a shrewd emotional support which poses the ability to create ‘mayhem’ in the mind!
Directed by David Fincher, the film has Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the lead along with Helena Bonham Carter. Edward Norton’s role in the film has built around his own alter ego (played by Brad Pitt) which he names as Tyler Durden. As the narrator of the movie, Edward Norton or Jack tells the story of a man who is in a gray collar job and is frustrated with his life. Though he has a settled life, but he is into a job which he despises. Work makes him an insomniac. Doctors bar him to take medicines and ask him to visit support groups where people with even more harsh sufferings congregate to vent out their emotions.
Jack visits a support group which comprises of testicular cancer victims. Thankfully, Jack succeeds in venting out his emotions and starts sleeping for quite a while. Slowly he becomes addicted to visit such support groups. While paying a visit to such a support group, he meets Marla Singer who he finds out to be an imposter and tries to ignore her as her presence seemed to disturb his concentration. Later on both of them decide to stay apart as both agree to visit different support groups. After this, he meets Tyler Durden, a soap salesman in the flight. Both have a constructive conversation and they end up being friends.
In the latter half of the movie, it was Tyler Durden all the way. After starting a fight with Jack, people start realizing the emotions which have long waited to get a vent. Slowly, Tyler Durden and Jack build an underground ‘Fight Club’ which acted as the perfect platform from venting out anger and anti-system sentiments. Meanwhile, Tyler slowly starts overshadowing Jack’s personal life. At one point, you really start feeling for Jack, especially when Tyler starts having regular sex with Marla Singer (played by Helena Bonham Carter). By now, you must be thinking that either I am drunk or I have no idea about what I am writing. I don’t blame you, because this is the same kind of emotional tease that you go through while you are watching “Fight Club”.
The underground ‘Fight Club’ slowly turns out to be a rage in the entire world. After the success of ‘Fight Club’, Tyler Durden starts building an army of dissatisfied gray collar workers in order to create mayhem in major business venues all over the world. Tyler names this drive as ‘Project Mayhem’. However, soon Jack realizes that Tyler is another side of his own dissociated personality. The one who has been responsible in acting as the mirage guide who leads Jack’s frustrated side to extreme getaways from the real world. At the end of the film, when you realize that it was Tyler Durden who stole the show, you probably have a chance of asking yourself – are we really that wild and extreme? Well, the answer lies in you. Find it out by discovering your own Tyler Durden!