Fight Club

Fight Club ★★★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Tyler Durden is not your average fellow. His mind is ever wandering... Never mellow.

He does not sleep. Awake he lies. Never can get the proper rest. No matter how hard he tries.

In darkness he dwells alone, with no-one other than himself to call a friend. Sometimes for Tyler, it seems his loneliness will never end. But that is all about to change - or so it would seem. He's about to find a sense of purpose in his new daily routine: group meetings. First, all is well. Until a girl by the name of Marla Singer enters his life, only to raise all hell.

She has no right to be in these group meetings... Well, neither does Tyler. But that goes without saying.

A confrontation is in order. Tyler approaches the fake, and tells her to leave for his sake. But he soon sees she's got a lot of balls for being a chick... Even looking for the opportune moment to end her life... Who'd a thunk it!

After a long debate - and her unwilling to comply - Tyler gives in and tells here she can have the brain parasites...


SOMETHING NEW...

Tyler works at his job - day on end - typing away and making faxes. All the while, bored to death. His boss is a snot. But that usually comes with this kind of job. You see, Tyler works with a well respected car company: He's the guy who deals with the things the company doesn't want the public to know. And so they send him off to deal with a wreck at an impound shack.

It is upon Tyler's return flight home where he will cross paths with a mysterious young joe. The man - around Tyler's age, and about his height - makes soap and lives his life by night. He's cool. He's hip. And rather slick.

After an amusing talk with this mysterious joe, off to their separate ways they go...


AND SO IT BEGINS...

Lately, things haven't been going so well for Tyler. Recently his apartment blew up. Now he's got no place to go. But that is all about to change when in comes a ring from the public telephone. It's that mysterious joe: You know, the one from the flight who lives his life by night.

Tyler is somewhat puzzled. You see, he just tried to call this guy. But there was no answer. Then, in came the ring. After talking & much munching of chips, it's off to this guy's pad. And in no way is it rad: There are holes in the floors. Loud creaking doors. Junk everywhere. Spills from the ceiling. It's enough crap & clutter to send a sane man reeling.

But sanity is no worry for Tyler & this man of soap. After all, they're about to start an addictive form of therapy. One where faces will bruise. Bones will crush. And for the members of this new-found club, it delivers quite a rush.

The name of it - they decide - shall be "Fight Club". And by the rules you must abide. Cause - after all - this is Tyler & Soap-Man's game. And if you wanna play. Then you have to do it their way...


IF YOU BUILD IT: THEY WILL COME...

Tyler & Soap-Man's new-found therapy is well on its way to becoming a mainstay. Across the entire country new clubs are forming. But when news of these "fight Clubs" reaches the press, Tyler & Soap-Man put their crew to the test.

They're off to a party. Or meeting. Or whatever it's called. Doesn't really matter, since Tyler & Soap-Man's crew will be threatening a politician's balls. You see, it's simple: say nothing, and his balls are his. Say anything, and his balls will be fucked to shit.

He decides to comply. And so Tyler, Soap-Man & the gang leave the politician to live his life. They're off to their hideout. But soon, for Tyler & Soap-Man... The shit's about to hit the fan...


JUST LET GO...

After a fight on one rainy night, Soap-Man takes Tyler out for a drive. News of something called "Project Mayhem" has recently passed Tyler's ear. He asks Soap-Man why he didn't tell him.

After a talk - and an argument later - Tyler & Soap-Man end up in wreck... What follows will lead Tyler's world all to heck...


CONNECTING THE PIECES...

Tyler wakes to loud clatter. He checks the house. a lot of things have been going down. It would seem that everyone is running around.

Tyler can't seem to find Soap-Man anywhere among the ruckus. When he asks where he is, no-one tells him a thing. But when an accident leads Tyler to follow Soap-Man's trail, it's the discoveries made that will send him, "Fight Club" & "Project Mayhem" off the rail...


REVELATIONS...

Tyler has been all over the globe searching. He's found "Fight Club"s everywhere he's been. Though, still no sign of Soap-Man. But when a sudden epiphany leads him to the ultimate discovery, it's the Soap-Man who will be doing all the talking: Telling Tyler the truth. Apparently - from what Soap-Man says - he is Tyler. And Tyler is him. Tyler can not believe it. How could he & Soap-Man be the same being?

But when Soap-Man tells him everything, Tyler is forced to believe & stop denying...


THE END IS THE BEGINNING...

It was all too much for Tyler... Finding out the truth: It rendered him unconscious. Upon his reawakening, he discovers Soap-Man - or his other self - has been busy: Making phone calls, it would seem. They appear to be to credit card companies. After calling them up - only to discover they're being run by his "Fight Club" buddies - he can't help but sense an impending tragedy.

It appears "Project Mayhem" is about to go under way. And that these credit card companies are the targets for today...

Tyler races to the police station. The cops there have a hard time believing what he says. After all, the man stormed in claiming to have a spit-personality, and claiming that he - or his other self - is about to blow up some major credit card buildings.

It's all a scratch on the head for the chief of police. So he decides to step out of the interrogation room. And leave Tyler with three cops watching.

For Tyler, his luck isn't going so well: The three cops turn out to be members of "Project Mayhem". When they tell him he's gonna have to lose his balls for his betrayal. Tyler is forced to grab one of their guns and make a bail.

It's off to one of the credit card buildings. Where there, Tyler's plan to stop the bomb from blowing will only make his other self's rage ever growing. You see, Tyler's other self wants the bomb to blow. For him, it's going to be an epic show. One that will bring the world to a new dark age. But Tyler won't allow it...

And so the final fight begins. The battle between one man & his inner demons. The fireworks will fly. Buildings will fall from the sky. And for Tyler, he will be left wondering...

Where is my mind.......

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