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Review: A Second Take on The Social Network

“A movie about Facebook? You have got to be kidding me! Worst movie ever.”

This was my initial reaction to seeing the trailer for “The social network” a few months ago. Seriously, who would like to sit through some glaring computer porn geek fantasy biopic about some dude who is a tremendous dick that fucks over his best friend to the tune of billions of dollars?

That was opinion, until I had the facts presented to me: Alan Sorkin wrote it. David Fincher directed it. Trent Reznor scored it.

Mix those three talents together and you get something quite different than a little movie about a few guys who had to beg for female attention prior to changing, oh I don’t know, the WORLD with the creation of Facebook.

The social Network is dark, nihilistic and very, very smart. The movie takes the audience through the network of missteps and the lies, that creator, Mark Zuckerberg ends up in through his tireless obsession with his pet project.

While Zuckerberg’s mind works like a fast-talking, viciously poignant computer, there are screams of helplessness that ring through with stark clarity. The viewer can’t help but feel sorry for Zuckerberg while knowing how intense he truly is.

Shawn Parker, played by Justin Timberlake, is the creator of Napster and plays a key role in creating havoc and mistrust between Zuckerberg and his best friend and then, CFO Eduardo Saverin.

There are no weak moments or point where the cinematic ride isn’t fast. From the opening scene, the film executes it’s main objective with showing how one idea in a college dorm room can evolve into a phenomenon, literally overnight. Between the million dollar lawsuits and the possibility of millions of “friends,” Zuckerberg is shown as a self centered, socially maligned character of major Hollywood pattern that sells boxes of popcorn. Whether or not that’s true, is very much, a personal decision.

The film is full of witty dialogue and signature scenes of claustrophobic David Fincher. The acting is top notch and the fact is that Justin Timberlake could perceivably win an Oscar.

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