The Social Network

November 24, 2010 § Leave a comment

NOTE: This recently released movie will have Spoilers involved for one reason only… It’s based on real life situations (sort of) and it already basically happened that we already seen them on the news or something. I may break the rules of “No Spoilers” only on true story genre so if you never seen the movie, read the review anyway. Also, The movie is released weeks earlier so I’ve been busy.

If anybody out there remember my comments on “Just A Harmless Attack” about the Social Network and I mentioned something good about the Facebook section. Well, Guess What? I manage to see “The Social Network” on the opening day (in Australia, of course) and well… I’ve been a fan of David Fincher’s works since the first time I saw Fight Club (I didn’t see Seven until a little later) and the review makes me think of one thing – Is it in the better side of his movies like Zodiac or the worst side like Alien³?

The Social Network is actually based on Ben Mezrich’s bestseller “The Accidental Billionaires” which is partially based on the world you’re currently living in right now. It focuses on Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) who’s a Harvard Student being dumped by Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) and decide to do the payback by two things – He writes about the break-up on his LiveJournal blog and also set up the “FaceMash” site to which Harvard Student is hot and not. Hmm, I didn’t know Mark Zuckerberg is into Bastard Pop Genre.

Following FaceMash, Mark is approached by The Winklevoss Twins (both played by Armie Hammer) and their buddy Dustin Moskovitz (Joseph Mazzello) to set up the “Harvard Connections” site but here’s the thing – Mark instead ignores them and set up his own site known as “TheFacebook” and history was made. So that makes Mark Zuckerberg stealing their work and being a plagiarist? Well, It’s not proven since it’s based on a book that’s loosely based on a Real Life situation. And I don’t wanna see a movie called “The Harvard Connections” and it’ll be all about the Winklevosses.

So Mark Zuckerberg and now-former best friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) are living the life of TheFacebook phenomenon but that’s before “Southland Tales” actor Justin Timberlake himself appears as Napster creator Sean Parker arrives on the scene and Mark and Eduardo’s friendship is dissolving. From having party in their house to Mark being influenced by Sean, It all goes nuts before Eduardo decides to break a laptop.

With two lawsuits and Sean Parker arrested, Mark Zuckerberg is facing his semi-social life as the notable creator of Facebook with controversies, lawsuits (I know that I already mentioned it) and so on. The movie is actually one of the best I’ve seen this year and perfect enough to get a couple of Academy Awards. It’s acting is brilliant, the soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross is awesome and this take on this “true story” is kinda truthful. That’s all I can say for now.


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