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Review: The Social Network

On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Despite its insistently unsexy moving parts (software, algorithms), the movie is paced like a thriller, if one in which ideas, words and bank books blow up rather than cars. Jesse Eisenberg played the Mark Zuckerberg character perfectly, pulling off the genius attitude and better then the rest, he views people in ways that can achieve their tasks and it was portrayed perfectly in in the movie, his view of life and work was clear and straight forward, he went ahead with things without thinking of the impacts and times and you can see the results of his actions with all the troubles that he had to deal with. Although the names have remained the same, “The Social Network” is less of a biopic of the real Mr. Zuckerberg than a gloss on the boot-up, log-on, plug-in generation. The movie is more about the beginning of Facebook and its rough start to dominating the social networks and reaching the 500 million mark. It’s a resonant contemporary story about the new power elite and an older, familiar narrative of ambition, except instead of discovering his authentic self, Mark builds a database, turning his life — and ours — into zeroes and ones, which is what makes it also a story about the human soul. A Must see movie!

Link: IMDB