There are few movies from the past decade as polarizing or as analyzed as David Fincher’s 1999 classic Fight Club. On the surface, it’s a movie about good looking white collar guys fighting, but if you care to dig any deeper than that, you’ll find that it’s a tale that sums up the lives of Generation X and just about everyone else who gets old and realizes that they’ll never become millionaire or rock stars.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, first of all shame on you and secondly, there are spoilers ahead so tread lightly.
The major reveal at the end of the film that Brad Pitt’s Tyler Durden character has been nothing but the imagination of Edward Norton’s nameless narrator, is a rare example where the spoiler at the end enhances future viewings. A prime example of that is this viral video made by a film editor named Richard Trammell that digitally removes Tyler Durden from the famous hit me as hard as you can scene.
Not only is is a nearly flawless editing job, but it’s an eerie look inside the warped mind of the main character. It shows that while the ending to Fight Club is a classic WTF cinema moment, it also gives all future viewings of the film an entirely different meaning.