The case of the Social Network

29 Oct

The Social network was announced by some magazines, like the well-known and trusted Rolling Stone Magazine and other media, as the film of the year, a  criticizes of today’s society, depicting a whole generation. However, once I saw the film at the theater, I thought it was a nice movie, not unforgettable, but definitely not a genius, iconic movie.

In this film the audience follow anti-social Harvard undergraduate Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), through his court deposition and memories. He faced his ex best-friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield)  and the Winklevoss twin brothers (both played by Armie Hammer, with Josh Pence doing duty as a body double) who claim being the originators of Face-Book. As the writing on the poster suggests, “You don’t get to 500 hundred millions friends without making a few enemies.” In this, the film does its job. It is a movie about lawsuit, intellectual property, shark in the water business, big money and betrayal. Is it enough to depict a generation? I would say that betrayal engendered by big money issues have always existed.

The moviegoers might have expected something else from The Social Network, like a critic of the face book itself. Nevertheless,


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