I don't get it. Even on Mubi where every movie reviewer is like some kind of Gordon Ramsay of cinema they praise it!!! I know its a very well made movie with great dialogues, but it didn't bring out any emotions in me. I feel completely insensitive, like I truly didn't give a shit about any of the characters. I'll give it another try in a couple of months, maybe then I'll understand it. I really tried. T.B
It's actually not bad. There are much better things in this world to base a movie on rather than Facebook, but if you had to do so, then you wouldn't be able to make one much better than this. But in the end it's still a Facebook movie, so even though it's the best one there could possibly be, there is a level of greatness it was never going to achieve.
Revisiting this movie again after almost 10 years ago. Its magical impression is still there. David Fincher's direction and Aaron Sorkin's writings are a deathly combo. The movie reminds me again that it isn't just a story about the Facebook inception, when you reach the core, it's a story about a failure of maintaining a friendship, contradicting with FB main objective: Making more friends & connecting with everyone
With a conventional narrative structure of episodic sequences between the legal mediation and the events that preceded, Fincher's film on the genesis of Facebook adumbrates also an Ivy League student elite (the 'cut-and-paste' males/females are effective but reductive), its narcissism, fascination with hedonism and performance, next, of course, to an upper bourgeois habitus. It is the latter that Zuckerberg explodes.
A well crafted film that ends up promoting a glorified male perspective. It’s obviously trying to make a point out of it: the film’s misogynist logic is intended to be reflective of the climate inside high-tech businesses and Ivy League schools. But it fails to carry this through, to comment on it as an issue - with very little deconstruction or critique, the film itself barely rises above that same degrading level.