I used to like this movie when I was still undergoing edgelord phase as newly recruited wage slave in manual labour setting. It was one of few films I watched more than thrice as I liked sober 90s aesthetics and I liked Pitt's performance.
I tried to watch it again recently but realized I could not really enjoy it and I had to quit it by mid act.
I'm still trying to understand why my attitude toward this film changed so much over few years and I suspect two things.
1. My attitude toward women changed by a lot. I was not incel per se but I was struggling in relationship department as I didn't know how to make comfortable around me for a long time. Now I'm much more comfortable with myself and didn't have much trouble talking to one or befriending one that lead to intimate moments.
Then I realized I worked in radically different environment from 90s or early 2000s. There are visibly more women in every sectors. There are wage gap but it's diminishing rapidly and I wouldn't be surprised if majority of women actually achieve financial independence as economical function of marriage is becoming obsolete.
This two factors reshaped my understanding of 'feminist' movement and masculinity. I am not saying women can do no wrong. I personally know of few incidents where they abused their newly found political / societal leverage to their unfair advantage. I wasn't target of such 'attack' but I am well aware of its existence and hope for its constructive resolution as we progresses toward new equilibrium.
What I cannot stand however is reassertion of masculinity as antithesis or reaction against rise of women in sociopolitical sphere. Not only do I sense weakness and schizophrenic inconsistency in their appeal to authority/nature, I never benefited from 'male dominant' atmosphere and I have little incentive to back their propaganda.
And I don't want to chimp out in 'safe space' exchanging punches with insecure retards. That's not what I need or want.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.