Monday, July 18, 2011

The Social Network (2010) Movie Review

The Social Network (2010)
I just watched The Social Network movie.

It is a fictional dramatization about how facebook was founded, but the story has a lot of truths in it. It depicts how power and money can manipulate friendships, betrayal, deception, trust and love.

There are a lot of jerks in it, and the truth is, I don’t know whether to believe it or not. Although I learned here than Justin Timberlake was a good actor making it very easy to hate him. It has its funny moments aside from Jesse Eisenberg's as-a-matter-of-fact way of speaking and also a shock value to kids because Disney Channel's London Tipton (Brenda Song) was here - and she wasn't so Disney-ish. It is entertaining to watch if you could understand half of what they were talking about - which was geekspeak, codes, computer and technology. If not, it might bore you. But still, if you wouldn't mind it and sit with it through the end, you'd see the beauty of it's lessons. I enjoyed this movie, but it was still a very sad movie for me. And though I keep reminding myself that it was fiction, it still tugged some of my heartstrings.

As said by the real Mark Zuckerberg, he did not have a girlfriend as portrayed at the beginning of the movie and he did not make facebook to get girls or get into clubs.

“[Movie makers] just can’t wrap their heads around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things,”

-Mark Zuckerberg.

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