Nov 15, 2010
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (2010)
“I just wished that nobody made a movie of me while I was alive” Mark Zuckerberg has ever said so. But it is unbearable, they make it anyway. The next question will be who on earth is Mark Zuckerberg? The movie is based on the 2009s book by Ben Mezrich entitled “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genious and Betrayal”. Yup, the movie is about people behind the birth of Facebook, the most massive social network in our generation. In the first half of the movie depicts how Zuckerberg fills his activities with blogging and programming. And finally ends up with launching The Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room. Someone told me, thiz movie is all about suing. Well, I think she was right. Substantively, the second half of the movie emphasizes who is the real creator of The Facebook through some legal processes. Anyone can sue anyone. The question is whether or not he would win. There are three important characters in thiz movie. First is Jesse Eisenberg who played as Zuckerberg, fully equipped with his slipper. Personally, I think Eisenberg sometimes talks too fast and delivers a stiff mien. His performance is just enough. The second is the pop star Justin Timberlake who brings a precise deep and dominant charisma into his character as Napster’s founder, Sean Parker. The last but not the least, actually it is the best performance for overall, comes from our next Spider-Man (2012), Andrew Garfield. Garfield gives a complete emotional package for his character, a friend and new enemy as well, Edurado Saverin. Subjectively, the book “Accidental Billionaires” was advised by Eduardo Saverin himself, without any involvement from Zuckerberg’s side. So the point of view is fittingly one-sided. The ending of the movie itself is stagnant and flat which I'm kind of surprised. Thiz movie comes from one of my favorite Directors, David Fincher. Almost half of Fincher’s masterpieces have a smart and twist ending, just like what we have found in “Se7en” (1995), “The Game” (1997) and one of my favorite movies of all-time ”Fight Club” (1999). But on second thought, I think it’s already maximized anyway, considering thiz is a biography. In the end, if you ask me why Zuckerberg and his Facebook? Why not Bill Gates or anyone else? I think I can see something here. One vital element that they do not have and Zuckerberg has it. It is controversy. Controversy makes things more attractive. In these days of technology era, whoever has the ability to conquer the internet, it’s simply being God himself.
Stars : 8/10
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