Movie review: The Social Network

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I recently watched The Social Network, which is the current box office leader. It’s a movie about the beginnings of Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg. This is by no means an action movie. You will not see a single gun or explosion in it. The only running scenes this movie has are of students running to and from class. It is essentially a dialogue based film. However, that does not mean it is bad or boring in any way.

For those that are interested in the story of Facebook and its founders, this is a very interesting movie. People that like business and technology will also find it interesting since it’s based on a true story. If this was a completely fictional story with fictional characters and story lines, then I’m not sure how good this movie would be, but thankfully that is not the case. It is unclear exactly what parts of this movie are true and what parts have been massaged or fabricated, but it would appear that a good amount of it is fairly accurate.

Apparently, the main character in this story, Mark Zuckerberg, did not want to have any part of this movie. This meant that the lack of his contribution to it forced filmmakers to rely more on the people who have not had good experiences with him. It’s been said that Zuckerberg, the world’s youngest billionaire, was portrayed negatively in the film because it suggests that he screwed over several people. After watching the movie, I only feel like he screwed over one person (spoiler alert) – his best friend. Everything else that he did, at least as shown in this film is fine with me.

I thought it was an inspiring, entertaining and insightful film. I would recommend watching it, as long as you don’t mind the lack of action or love story. The only thing you might want to consider is perhaps waiting for it to come out on DVD since there is no real need to pay money to see it on the big screen with big sound. Either way, it’s worth a watch.