Movie Review: The Social Network (2010)

This generation is lucky.  The "Computer Nerd" genre of films have reached a high level of sophistication with The Social Network. It's hard to imagine that the we've come from War Games in the 1980's, and then Hackers and The Net in the 1990's, and then Antitrust in the 2000's to this gem about Facebook.

The Social Network is primarily about friendships and trust-- two of the things we're bringing online these days. At the center of the story is Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), a Harvard genius of a developer who was able to create the world's biggest online network. Did Mark Zuckerberg invent Facebook all by himself? This is the question that the movie submits.

Directed by David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Zodiac), the movie succeeds in making the viewer get invested on the friendship of Mark and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), the main co-founders of Facebook. The film is wonderfully written and does a great job of fleshing out the characters, with a lot of accurate geek references. (Yes, I'm talking about computer interfaces that aren't dumbed down).

The Social Network will be "Liked" by a lot of people, but film and Facebook fans will rave about it.

Rating: 5/5