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Terminator: Dark Woke or why hasn't this franchise been terminated? the clerk Anyone see Demolition Man vibes? Wow what a show! Would Tyler Durden be considered a hero if he existed? the torture scene It looks better than the first Christopher Lloyd Surprisingly good reimagining and best CP movie since the first 3 Eddie's mom View all posts >


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Maybe you remember the scene where our protagonist (both halves of him) drags one of the only people of color in the whole film out behind the building at his shitty job, puts a gun to his head, and tells him to go back to school to be a veterinarian like he always wanted to be. And half our protagonist (we’ll call this half “Edward Norton”) tells the other half (we’ll call this half “Mr. wannabe Cool”) that maybe he shouldn’t go around pointing guns at people. Because, you know, maybe that’s taking it too far. My guess is that tomorrow will be the worst day of Raymond K. Hessel’s life. Anxiety will make decisions for him, for the rest of his life, even more than poverty already has. But that’s the idea of Fight Club, right? Whoa, what if we… took it too far? Just like how Mr. Cool is taking Mr. Norton over the edge. Wouldn’t that be great? No, it wouldn’t. What does Mr. Cool say to the complaining Mr. Norton? “Tomorrow will be the most beautiful day of Raymond K. Hessel’s life. His breakfast will taste better than any meal you and I have ever tasted.” And herein lies the center of Fight Club’s logical fallacy. Odds are, Raymond K. Hessel isn’t going to just float through life now, thinking “oh my god, I’m so grateful I’m alive” and healing hurt animals. Instead, his limbic system will likely stay in overdrive owing to the trauma of having a gun pointed at his head, owing to the realization that there is a crazy madman who talks to himself who knows where he lives and wants to kill him if he doesn’t become a veterinarian. My guess is that tomorrow will be the worst day of Raymond K. Hessel’s life. Anxiety will make decisions for him, for the rest of his life, even more than poverty already has. The protagonist ruining a man's life to make a point to himself. I have a sneaking suspicion that our Raymond K. Hessel didn’t quit his dreams because he was lazy, but because he was poor. A favor? not really? i doubt he ever went to vet school as he suffered from PTSD and becoming an alcoholic and being too scared to walk alone at night and all. He would have to report the maniac to the police and get a new license. The clerk was terrfied as hell and too scared to walk at night alone. Your too stupid to realize how much of a monster Tyler is and a terrorist and a terrifying dirtbag. The poor man is gonna get PTSD as he's too terrified and all, i doubt he went to Vet school What's true about giving someone PTSD? and do you agree he's a monster? Wake up call? BULLSHIT! Tyler is just a fantasy of an insecure man. Certain things haven't aged well. Like the "Raymond K Hessel" scene. Tyler is like "I just made him appreciate his life more!" No, asshole, you just gave the poor kid crippling PTSD for the rest of his life. I doubt the clerk went to vet school, he became an alcoholic and same thing that happened with the so called "sacrifices". Tyler is a complete scumbag fantasy of a disturbed worker full of insecurities. Do you agree Tyler Durden is nothing but a terrifying dirtbag maniac? No Tyler is nothing but a disturbed terrorist dirtbag Glad he never turned back Not really! both are excellent stories of their own unlike those i mentioned and respects the roots of the sources View all replies >