I rarely get to go to movies in the theater anymore, thanks to having a kid and a short supply of babysitters. However some movies require the extra planning and cash in involved to take the trek to the theater and this was one of them. After all, I do categorize myself as a "Social Media Fanatic" now don’t I.
The Social Network is “based” on the story of facebook. Considering we have lived through the rise of the social network, I found the subject matter mesmerizing, even if Facebook Feels Unfriendly towards it. The year was 2004, a mere 6 years ago. I was teaching web development at the time and already 10 years into a web obsession that started my freshman year of college. The movie felt like a period piece of modern day.
I was hypnotized by Jesse Eisenberg portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg. He is fast becoming one of my favorite actors starring in two of my favorite movies last year, Zombieland and Adventureland. Between him and Michael Cera (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Juno, Superbad— all of whiched I loved) I feel like it’s the time of the geek and I’m loving it.
Overall the movie was good. I’d say great if you are as fascinated by the story of facebook as I am but just ok, if you aren’t. Then again, if you are simply a fan of movies, it may just be a must see considering David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac, Panic Room, Fight Club, AND Seven) directed it. He’s got quite a portfolio in my opinion.