Movie review – The Social Network

I liked it, but I didn’t love it. Not yet, at least. Not as much as I thought I would have. And I haven’t been able to put my finger on it yet. I love Jesse Eisenberg, I loved the trailer, I love Facebook… all of the elements were there to blow me away. And maybe if I watch it again, I’ll like it more. I realize that it’s based on a true story, so there’s only so much you can add to it. It was slow at times, and maybe it seemed that way because real life is slow at times (not that my real life is anything like that of a Harvard student). Maybe the dialogue wasn’t witty enough. Maybe there weren’t enough moments of comic relief (when they did pop up, I became aware that there hadn’t been enough of them). Maybe I’m still just processing it all, who knows? I didn’t like that the Winklevoss twins were played by the same guy. That was too weird. They didn’t do enough to distinguish his appearance or voice between the two characters. It was kind of creepy. And Justin Timberlake kind of stole the show from Jesse Eisenberg at the end (is there anything that Justin Timberlake doesn’t do well?). Regardless, I definitely think this movie is worth watching. And do yourself a favor and go to iTunes and download the song from the trailer. It’s a cover of “Creep” (originally by Radiohead). The artist name is Scala & Kolacny Brothers.

Rating: ****

UPDATE (8/8/11):

I figured out what was bothering me. There was no violence and/or murder (jeez, Jill!). The tone of the movie was just way too serious for the content. Like I mentioned earlier, the trailer of the movie contains a (eerie and haunting) version of Radiohead’s “Creep”. But there was nothing eerie and haunting about this movie. Nobody got killed. I can’t even remember if anyone got beat up. It was just some rich white boys fighting over money and loyalty. I think David Fincher should have maybe saved the song for the trailer of his next movie (although the song he chose was sufficiently creepy).

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