Movie Review: The Social Network

Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Rated: 18
Running Time: 121 mins
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Malese Jow, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song

This film is about the founding of the social networking website, Facebook. Founder Mark Zuckerberg has voiced out that his past was not so dramatic and the reason why he wanted to create Facebook is inaccurate in this film. Co-founder Dustin Moskovitz also stated that the film emphasized things that did not really matter.

Verdict: A brilliantly dramatised biographical film. All thanks to a very well written and unpredictable script, along with class performance by the actors. However, not everyone would know how to appreciate this movie.

Interesting questions: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) Who was it that leaked the story about Eduardo and the chicken? Was there anyone who tipped the police to raid Sean Parker’s party? Did Mark and Eduardo reconcile during the lawsuits? What does the ending really indicate? Oh, I just love movies that make me think even after watching it. (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Favourite quote: (SPOILER BEGINS HERE) “I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention. You have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing. Did I adequately answer your condescending question?” (SPOILER ENDS HERE)

Music: Trent Reznor a.k.a Nine Inch Nails was one of the two composers for this film. No wonder the scores and song selections are so darn cool. I was also very surprised to hear a choir cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ in the trailer.

Jesse Eisenberg: I’ve mistaken him for Michael Cera several times now. They both look alike to me and they played similar (nerdy or geeky) type of roles in most of their films and TV series. However, I think Eisenberg is a much better actor and he’s proved it with this film. A very good performance indeed.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Invited by:
Wilee Tee of WileeTee.blogspot

Thanks for inviting me to the special screening of this movie =)

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  1. toninkush

    @Hilda Haha thanks. I hope you'll like the movie too =)

    @Wilee Oops, sorry. I thought that's your Chinese name. You should be proud that you're the first ever person who has a photo with me here with my face unmasked haha!

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