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The Epitome of Geek: The Social Network Movie Review

November 12, 2010

There are a handful of movies that can bore you to death at the beginning of the movie and then surprise you as it unravels the secrets of its characters.

That is how The Social Network caught my attention.


What makes it an interesting movie to watch is because it is about Mark Zuckerberg, the bloke behind the massively successful site we all know now as Facebook. The movie tells about the lies and the deception that the main character Zuckerberg, went through before the famous social network was conceptualized. It centralizes on the series of hearings against the Winklevosses who says that Zuckerberg stole their idea. The accuracy ofthe film is up for the audience to judge.

The Social Network is a surprisingly interesting film. It was able to tell the story in a unique fashion, injecting cool and witty dialogue altogether. I am not sure if its just me, but, the movie proves that it is cool to be geek.
Jesse Eisenberg, with his poker-faced demeanor, gave the exact amount of wit and sarcasm to the dialogue and was able to give a stellar performance. It is surprising to know that only one actor portrayed the Winklevoss twins. Although there is no glaring difference with their acting. I would like to give kudos to the effects people who put the twins together like they are two different actors :)

Andrew Garfield, is great as Mark’s best friend Eduardo Saverin. More is expected from this guy as he is slated to be the next Peter Parker in Spiderman’s Reboot. The supporting cast are great talents as well. We are seeing a lot of budding talents from the Social Network’s cast.

If there is anyone that should be applauded from the movie, it is definitely Aaron Sorkin who did a splendid job with the witty dialogue and smooth pace of the screenplay. Cinematography-wise, the film gave us Harvard dreamers a sneak peek in the glorious walls of Harvard. And a taste of what its like to be part of this prestigious Ivy.

Overall, the movie is a must-see. One, because it will give you an interesting look on how the social network giant Facebook became what it is. Two, because of the witty dialogue and the cute Winklevosses (wink*).

Popcorn Rating:

This movie is still on theaters. Go watch it!

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