After a second viewing i felt that i had to up the rating a half star because of the amazing atmosphere that every aspect of this film creates from start to finish I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It got me thinking mainly because of the masterful way Fincher portrayed the characters and their psychological problems. The story played out well and was suspenseful to the end. The end came and I almost wasn’t ready for it to end which shows how compelling it was. It had depth thanks to the characters, but I feel the could have dug deeper into the story they told because it seemed there was more beneath the surface.
At its core, this is a social commentary on the decline of personal skills in leu of social networking. It also demonstrates how technology can make us closed off and spiteful. It feels odd writing this in an online review for the film, but I’m not sure Fincher would want it any other way.