Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Social Network

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, and  Rooney Mara

Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

Direted by David Fincher

Release Date:  October 1st, 2010
The obsession to get ahead and be at the top of the societal classes, Mark Zuckerberg became a visionary, thief or both to those around him. Did Mark steal Facebook, or did he create the latest social network on his own?

Usually, I would type a description of the plot, but that would give away the amazingly stunning story written by Aaron Sorkin, so I'll just say this: I was wrong about THE SOCIAL NETWORK. I would tell people that there's no way this is a good idea, that facebook was just made, that there's not enough impact on pop culture to warrant a movie, etc etc. Ok, I was wrong; this is the perfect time for a movie about how our generation is obsessed with being the most popular, who's dating who, and being the best.  We all spend hours on facebook; why wouldn't a movie about facebook make sense? So, with the creation and its' humongeous impact of facebook, now was the time for David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin to team up and bring on the best scripted dramas of 2010.

The movie is fantastic, from the inital scene where we meet Mark Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) and his blunt, forceful demeanor with his soon-to-be-exgirlfriend Erica (Mara). Due to his social ineptitude and lack of grace, Mark appears to be rude but in his eyes, he is merely telling the truth without wasting any time in his responses in day to day life. Mark can be a genius and a villain, all in the same breath. Jesse Eisenberg is a great actor, breathing life in to what could have been a sterotypical introverted nerd.

The Social Network is a battle of intellectual properties, friendship, and popularity.
Rating: * * * * 1/2 of 5

Click Here to buy The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

Click Here to buy The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]

Click Here to buy The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

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