Quite ironically, Hollywood released a movie that challenged all of this in the movie Fight Club. This movie questions the rampant materialism and many more of today's "modern" morals, offering up a quite destructive solution. The strongest overall theme of this movie is by destroying ourselves along with everything that society holds dear and basically breaking our whole notion of what we know down to nothing, we will be able to find true meaning in our lives. Some other criticisms this movie makes on contemporary American culture is the pointlessness of men's lives today and the emasculating of our culture. Can violent actions such as the ones portrayed in Fight Club ever be justified? Is Tyler/Jack actually fighting for good? Are the participants of "Project Mayhem" nothing more than terrorists or can their actions ever be condoned? I think that while the actions in this film are certainly extreme, many of the goals behind the terrorism are quite noble.
"The things you own end up owning you." A powerful statement made early on in the film by Tyler that, if one pays attention, is an underlying theme to the whole movie. This short little statement has a huge meaning. When Tyler says this he is speaking to Jack after his house and all his possessions... [continues]
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