> So, I rented the Social Network this past weekend and I must say that it was a lot better than I thought it would be. Users and non-users of Facebook should thoroughly enjoy this movie from beginning to end.This is exactly how movies are supposed to be made. It boils with intensity throughout and keeps you focused in (especially the middle part).
Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg (the creator) and does a wonderful job of being a smart a**, saying the things I only wish I could say. Clearly, Eisenberg is having a good time playing his part, and can you blame him? This was a chance for him to actually show off his acting chops. I first noticed him in Zombieland as I’m sure everyone else did too playing opposite Woody Harrelson and holding his own. Andrew Garfield (who will be in the next Spiderman reboot) plays Eduardo Saverin , Zuckerberg’s only friend and the one who supplies the money to get things up and running. Garfield brings a little sincerity to a movie that the real Mark Zuckerberg claims is pure fiction. His character’s slow downfall is just a testament to how far Zuckerberg will go.
The highlight and biggest suprise for me was Justin Timberlake playing Sean Parker, the creator of the original Napster. You know, the one that was free. The scene in the restaraunt was the epitomy of cool. A billion dollars cool.
With an exceptional score to keep things simmering, The Social Network is a movie that is quick paced and worthy of your time. It may have not won Best Picture but it definitely deserved its nomination. This gets 4/4 stars from me. I will put stars on this thing as soon as I figure out how, lol.
Saxon Davis 03/09/11