Friday, October 1, 2010

Movie Review: The Social Network

I saw The Social Network movie today and became among the first 43,000 people to click recommend on the movie website.  I do recommend it.

I knew Facebook started in a Harvard dorm room in 2004.  I knew vaguely something about the fights among its starters.  I knew Facebook had 500 million users.  I knew the brand was now worth billions.

The story was none to flattering to him, but I gained an appreciation for Mark Zuckerberg nonetheless.

I appreciate some of the ironic scenes--attending a Bill Gates lecture and standing out.  Some scenes explain why Facebook has some of the features it has like relationship status and interests. 

There's a clear theme about the guy who created a network with 500 million "friends" being at or near friendless.

I appreciated the movie's well crafted stories and, for the most part, well-acted scenes.  I can overlook Justin Timberlake's acting too.

Last point.

Historical, reflective movies are more my thing than my wife's but she liked the movie too.

That's an endorsement in its own right.  Check it out.

1 comment:

  1. ever since Fight Club it seems like a given that anything David Fincher comes out with with at least be worth the cost of a movie ticket