Monday, October 18, 2010

The Social Network

Arcade Game at the MetreonI was surprised that when we got to the Metreon to see the facebook movie on Friday night, the 8:35pm show was sold out. We saw the next show an hour later, & it was quite full too. I was kept busy following the talky plot & its barrage of events, but I found the movie uninteresting. I was not convinced by the attempt to make this a love story in the final moments. The only scene I got caught up in was when I was rooting for Eduardo to put out the wastebasket fire set by his crazy Asian girlfriend. I've been more impressed by the inescapable publicity surrounding the film. Every media stream I consume, even those not focused on movies or the tech industry, has mentioned it.

§ The Social Network
Director: David Fincher


sfmike said...

You consume media streams? Be careful, Wotan!

Axel Feldheim said...

You are probably right to warn me. At any moment Erda is going to arise from the earth & tell me to throw away my Internet connection.

poker affiliate said...

Zuckerberg is portrayed as a kniving genius that betrayed his only friend. He seems a little more normal and well-adjusted in real life, but still seems very awkward. The movie was really intriguing, and is one of the best movies of the year so far.

Axel Feldheim said...

That is a succinct summary of the movie! The movie may be an interesting portrait of an amoral businessman, but I assume it is mostly fiction. For instance, it is well-publicized that Zuckerberg has had the same girlfriend since Harvard.