Filmophile: The Social Network

Punk. Genius. Traitor. Billionaire.

If you have not seen this movie, I highly recommend it.

Why? Because 175 million people log into facebook everyday.

You’re prolly directed to this site from your feed on your facebook page.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

This movie proves one thing: Jesse Eisenberg has soft, pink lips. We may be responsible for our actions and motives but we cannot control how others interpret them.

The amazing thing about this movie, is you never actually find out the truth, it leaves you pondering on the multitude of possibilities.

Let’s start, shall we?

I’m not going to do my usual what was good what was bad, I want to talk about characters, actors and specific scenes today.

1) The Winklevoss twins approach Mark Zuckerberg to be their programmer. (Scene)

Mark says he had programmed an app in high school that Microsoft wanted to buy over but he uploaded it unto the internet for free instead. When asked why he didn’t take the money that was offered, he just shrugs.

When you do what you love, you’ll do it for free. This scene floored me because people like Steve Jobs sell exclusivity, if you have it, you’re in. They sell religion and status, brand and money. In Marketing you’ll learn there is a pyramid, and the highest demand, isn’t from the top; branded goods, but from the bottom of that pyramid; goods sold to the common man.

2) Mark Zuckerberg (Character)

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg and portrays an introvert with minimal social life. Any time people were partying, he was at his computer, working. I don’t know how true this is in reality but it inspired me that if I want to get anywhere, I have to work hard. I don’t believe one person can have 100% of every area in her life, something has got to give, but I do believe in giving 100% in whatever you do, however you choose to prioritize. I can’t say much about his character, but I’ll say this, that man was extremely focused.

3) Andrew Garfield (Actor)

Can I just say, Andrew Garfield is the prettiest cry baby. I loved his performance in this movie especially the scene he confronts Mark about diluting his power in the company. Excellent emotions.

4) Jesse Eisenberg (Actor)

His.performance.was.brilliant. Nuff’ said.

5) Supporting Cast

Thumbs up to Brenda Song as the controlling paranoid jealous girlfriend. You have come a long way from the suite life.

As for Justin Timberlake, I don’t know what other people think, but I personally really don’t think he fit in this movie. His acting was just not on par with everyone else. I think he could’ve done better. He’s not a bad actor. I’ve seen In Time and he really did swimmingly there. But in The Social Network, I strongly felt he was mediocre, like he wasn’t even trying. In the moments his character was supposed to shine, he just acted like he could care less the world was watching this movie, like he just got up in the morning and said, “Alright, let’s do this scene and get it over with.”

This is just my unprofessional onion, but J.T.’s performance was disappointing.

SUMIE RATING:

♦♦♦♦◊

Why not 5? They shouldn’t have cast Justin Timberlake. It just takes one inactive actor to bring the show down a notch.

Well, that’s that. Watch it la, it’s nice.

On a related side note: You need people in life to move forward, and no one has a “Please discard once used” stuck on them and we shouldn’t treat them such.

If it came down to it, would my integrity to not use people for a profit stand?

What am I willing to do to get to the top?

People were created to be loved, things were created to be used; the reason why the world is in chaos right now is because things are being loved, and people are being used.

Anonymous

On another side note: Want to change the world?

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:8-9

Thinking of: How networking is so important, the mother of a very rotten child and that I need to settle accounts.

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