In 2003, Harvard computer genius Mark Zuckerberg begins work on what is to become the culture-changing global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, Zuckerberg has become the youngest billionare in history.
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This film, based around computer hacking and court depositions is somehow incredibly entertaining, fun, and captivating. Aaron Sorkin's script is razor sharp and Fincher manages to keep the pace up so there's never a dull moment. Ambition, greed, betrayal, loneliness, and the fine line between fact and fiction all beautifully blurred. Affecting and nuanced, a solid film, highly recommended.
Fincher probably milks all he could have out of this film and it is a pretty fast paced, entertaining film. However, is it truly deserving of its praise as the film to best capture the decade and our culture, let alone its recognition as a soon to be classic? Only if you would be so shallow, there is nothing really underneath the fast paced fun, good performances and visual splendor.
Sorkin's scriptwriting sensibilities hit a sweet spot in this adaptation of Mezrich's 'The Accidental Billionaires'. The artistic license regarding Zuckerberg is a tad slanderous. However, as a fictional retelling of the cultural zeitgeist that is Facebook, this is compelling. A haunting encapsulation of Generation Y. Acerbic and clinical just like its characters. Five years on, I still stand by this film.
Maybe I'm just not a fan of bio-pics. Or I expect too much of the director of Fight Club. The only thing this has going for it is being the first feature movie to tell the story of the guy that created Facebook. But that's not enough to make good cinema. And, cinema is not even the best way to make biography. Literature is. Cinema is so much about everything literature is not. Cinema is so much more than storyteling.
Yes, it's a movie of our times, about a person and a project that changed the world and how we communicate. That being said it also is a very fast-paced story (too fast I would say), that overwhelms you with loads of information and witty conversations... pretty much how we experience facebook and all the media nowadays. It's not what I expect from a movie, but that's just me. Still I found it a bit overrated.
kegalauan Mark Zuckerberg pas jaman2 bikin Facebook berhasil digambarkan secara nearly-flawless dan apik oleh om fincher,ga sabar nunguin sekuel film ini......THE UNFOLLOW NETWORK dan THE LARGEST INDONESIAN COMMUNITY.