So I know you’re wondering why I’m just now getting around to watching this film.
“How could someone who likes movies so much not see an Oscar winner from two years ago?” Yeah? Well I was busy, okay?
In case you don’t know, The Social Network is a dramatic retelling of the story behind the creation of Facebook. It watches sort of like a sausage factory documentary, in that the behind the scenes stories are uglier than you think. The difference is that you should want to see this movie. It’s really good.
One of the major concerns for a topic like this would be the balance between correct facts and good storytelling. The two aren’t mutually exclusive, but in this case there is a lot of gray area between the two.
Similar to the writing in that the characterization is fair, and doesn’t depict anyone as a truly evil villain. Jesse Eisenberg turns in a very noteworthy performance as Mark Zuckerburg, the center of attention for the entire film.
Clean sets and precise photography fit the subject matter perfectly, as well as let the audience pay attention to the action.
Okay soundtrack, but the big bonus for me was the attention to the details in using the correct period technology.
In a combination fault of both acting and writing, the film has trouble reaching a defined climax, but it’s a fantastic ride.