New In Theaters Review: The Social Network

In the movie “The Social Network”, the story takes us back to 2003 when a Harvard undergrad and computer genius by the name of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) decides to make a website were campus girls are rated on their looks. When the site attracts so much attention, that it causes the school’s server to crash, Zuckerberg gets a whole lot of ramifications from the female student body along with the school administration board. He also gets the attention of twin millionaire’s Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (Armie Hammer & Josh Pence) who are also students at the school. Along with their friend, Divya Narendra (Max Minghella), they ask him to design a site for them that will be a networking site for Harvard students.

What starts off as a small idea soon becomes “Facebook” a global social network and a revolution in communication via the internet. Tyler and Cameron feel that Mark has stolen their idea, and has left them out of the loop, and they file a lawsuit against him.

This movie was outstanding. Being that it was based on actual events made it all the more compelling to watch. It showed how Facebook became the biggest networking site on the planet, and the lawsuit that resulted from its creation. Jesse Eisenberg was spectacular in the lead role, and he actually does look a little like Mark Zuckerberg, who he is portraying. The movie takes you through the whole journey of how Mark Zuckerberg would end up becoming the youngest billionaire in history and the legal complications he has had to deal with since. Mark isn’t really presented in a good light in the movie as he is a portrayed as a pompous jerk that will do whatever it takes to get this site to become the sensation that it is. The result is the lost of his best friend, Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), and the eventual lawsuit that the Winklevoss twins bring against him. Justin Timberlake who plays the developer of Napster, Sean Parker is also very good in the movie. He is a slick talking entrepreneur who helps Mark market his design globally.

Armie Hammer is also very good in the movie playing both Winklevoss twins, thanks to CGI technology. I enjoyed this movie very much and would even consider it as one of the best movies to come out this year. I gave the movie 4 friends out of 4. It gave me a whole new outlook on the origin of Facebook, and the competitiveness and money to be made by the overwhelming amount of networking sites that are now overtaking the internet. The movie runs 2 hours. It’s rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. It was written by Aaron Sorkin, based on source material from the book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. It was directed by David Fincher. The film was produced by Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, and Trigger Street Productions. It was distributed by Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.

If you have an idea, keep it to yourself. Ezo
Next movie reviewed: TBD

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