Of course I was going to go see The Social Network. There was never any doubt. Almost as obvious was the fact that I was going to review it. I am struggling for a summary though – I mean sure, I liked it – but shouldn’t I have something more profound and meaningful to say than that? Shouldn’t this be “the” film that inspires paragraph after paragraph of discussion on the changing face of communication and human interaction? Uh, no – it’s just a movie.
It is more about David Fincher‘s and Aaron Sorkin‘s take on facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg than a commentary on how the site has changed communications/marketing/et al. on the Internet. It is smartly written albeit a bit harsh on most of the main players. Do they deserve it? Probably. I expect that the most unfair portrayal is probably that of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss – but come on, it’s just business and who doesn’t like to stick it to the spoiled rich kids? It is very well acted. In the end, it takes what could have been just a typical story of friendship, business and betrayal and makes it interesting.
Even if you are not interested in the facebook phenomenon as a social network, a marketing outreach, or at all – this is an entertaining movie.
RATING 8 out of 10