The Social Network (120 min)
This movie starts off so fast, you can hardly keep up. Blink and you will surely miss something. It starts off on a sprint and never stops for a rest. It is clever, genius, and, smart in its dialogue. It is entertaining and interesting the whole way through. It grasps your interest right from the beginning and it never seizes its tight grip. This interesting and gripping story is the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook. Or is he? The movie goes back and forth from a court session where Mark, played by Jesse Eisenberg, is receiving two different law suits. One of the law suits is claiming that Mr. Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook, when really he just took their idea and made it better. Like Mark mentions in the movie: “They are saying that I stole their idea, but I created Facebook, not them”. It goes from this court session to the past events that led up to this point, showing what brought about the creation of Facebook. There is so much going on in this movie at such a fast pace that if you even just get up to go to the bathroom, you will miss a ton. This is what makes the movie so good, along with the smart dialogue and great young acting. The acting really complements the smart dialogue. Jesse Andrew Garfield, and even Justin Timberlake really do a great job of keeping up with the genius dialogue by using fast paced talk with each other in conversations making. This in turn, makes the conversations fast paced and therefore makes the whole scene seem smart and more interesting. They also use smart talk to go along with their fast paced talk, which is a complement to the writers Aaron Sorkin and Ben Mezrich. This movie is refreshing from the typical Hollywood movies that have come around these days. It is a movie that is actually interesting without using jacked up special effects and a cheesy typical American movie plot. Like I said before it keeps you interest throughout the entire movie, and isn’t that how every movie should be? “The Social Network” is rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and language.