The Social Network (2010)

Here’s an older one that I just watched again. We meet Mark Zuckerberg (Jessie Eisenberg), an undergrad student from Harvard who walks around thinking his shit doesn’t stink. He begins to work on a new website that hopefully will become very successful. This website he created had several names, but the one that was the best was Facebook. Mark is a person who always blogs and isn’t afraid to talk about anyone on his blog even if they get offended. Once Facebook expands to different schools, it is discovered by Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake), the creator of Napster. He knows a lot of people and wants to become involved with Facebook and reaches out  to Mark. The movie goes back and forth from the creation of Facebook to six years after when Mark is currently in the middle of two lawsuits, one of which involves his former best friend, Eduardo (Andrew Garfield).

The Social Network is a movie that is absolutely terrific. I thought this the best movie of the year and it was snubbed of so many Oscars. Who would have ever thought a movie about Facebook would be as good as this? David Fincher was the director of this. Anyone who knows David Fincher knows that his movies are pretty much amazing. This one was definitely one of his masterpieces. The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin. This is where I have to give most of the credit to this movie. Sorkin won the Oscar for this movie and absolutely deserved it. This movie tells a very unique and awesome story and it without a doubt defines this generation perfectly.

The acting we see in The Social Network is absolutely amazing. Jesse Eisenberg gave the performance of his career so far playing Mark Zuckerberg. I thought this was one of the best performances of the year and if I had it my way he would have the Oscar. Now I don’t want to rant about how the Academy pisses me off, so I’ll just relax on that one. Justin Timberlake was also awesome in this. I love him as a performer, but not really as an actor, but in this movie he really showed us that there may be some acting skills in him. Andrew Garfield was just great and I always try and think of people that could play that role better and I can never come up with anyone because he was just so awesome.

The Social Network is definitely a film that can be over-the-top at times, but in a good way. Some of the characters were a little ridiculous, like the Winkelvoss twins. Everything they did just kind of pissed me off, but they did kind of have a valid point with why they were sewing him. I just can’t praise this movie enough. I really thought this movie just spoke to this generation in a great way. They really hit the nail on the head with that one. I also have to touch on the brilliant work of Trent Reznor. He won the Oscar for the scoring of the movie and he absolutely deserved it. Whenever I hear he is behind the scores of a movie I know that the movie  is going to be awesome. He has done more than one Fincher movie and they were both great.

Overall, The Social Network tells a compelling and chilling story that really touches greatly on this generation. You see terrific acting, writing and directing with this movie. I definitely recommend this one!

Grade= A (Excellent! A Must See!)

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