The Social Network: Making it Better

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Myspace needs to...FACE the facts...it's over.

The title to this post is ironic.  When I think about it, I can’t even really remember the first incarnation of Facebook.  Since it’s founding it has continually fine-tuned and sometimes reinvented its look and use to suit it’s users wants, needs and whims.  All I know is that since it’s inception I’ve been a HUGE proponent.

Well,  for the uninitiated there appears to be a darker side to, what I affectionately like to call “The Book.”

Directed by David Fincher with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and based on a book by Ben Mezrich titled The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding Of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal, the movie The Social Network stands out to me as one of the years best films.  With great performances by Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake as Napster co-founder Sean Parker and Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin I highly expect to see this movie on the list of Oscar nominies come next award season.

Could it be better?  Yes.  This is Eisenberg’s breakout role.  This will be a role he’ll be compared to for the rest of his life.  I guess my question is how accurate is his portrayal?  Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg as a driven genius who at the same time appears socially aloof or inept.  Real world Zuckerberg doesn’t appear quite so naive as the Eisenberg version.  Real life Zuckerberg seems so much more charismatic.  I feel like he’s lost a little of the mystique of who he is with the release of this film while gaining status as an icon.  Mark Zuckerberg is Facebook.

These are their http://www.hotornot.com pictures. Who would YOU vote for?

With regards to the movie the pacing is great and while it takes a little while for the drama to build the story is just so damn riveting.

When I say EVERYONE is on Facebook. I mean it.

Overall this movie might be my favorite of the year.  My other two favorites, Inception and Toy Story 3 are hard to compare as they’re in such different genres but as for drama this takes the cake.

Well I've always said "Facebook is pretty sweet." :)

I don’t want to spoil too much of it but it’s excellent (which I predicted HERE on August 8th, 2010 by the way with my Psychic Movie Critic powers.)

The Social Network comes out October 1st in theaters everywhere.

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The Psychic Movie Critic: The Social Network Will Be Awesome

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I wonder how many of those are friends with benefits...

Not too long ago I came clean to all of you about how “the accident” gave me psychic powers thus allowing me to accurately predict movie plots, twists and outcomes.  I call upon that power once again to bring you my review of…(dramatic Pause)…The Social Network!

If you do not know about this movie, IMMEDIATELY watch this trailer.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this man is no psychic. He's merely waiting for a basketball pass in a dimly lit auditorium. (Or is about to strangle you, I can't see that far in the future.)

I sit in a dark room.  There’s a candle on the table in front of me…you’re about to be treated to a mindblowing feat of sheer psychic prowess.  The air is still…tooo still.  I focus my thoughts…my mind…my being.

FACEBOOK.

I see Mark Zuckerberg…he’s watching The Social Network.  He…he…OMG…he doesn’t like what he sees!

Mark tried to muster a smile as he sat back and watched the unauthorized biopic. No amount of willpower could summon the sheer amount of BS it would require. He was consumed...he would have his revenge... "I'm totally de-friending Jesse Eisenberg when I get home." he thought.

The movie starts slightly slow but quickly builds as the audience is drawn into this amazing tale of the origins of their favorite social site.  At least 1/2 of the movie goers are able to pull their eyes away from the screens long enough to update their profile statuses that they are in the theater.

People think:  “Woah, Jesse Eisenberg has really come a long way.  I think he deserves an Oscar nomination for this role.  He’s finally playing a character that really fits his mold.  Kinda nerdy yet cool in the Weezer Rivers Cuomo hip geek kind of way.”  (Although lets be honest ladies and gentlemen Weezer>Jesse Eisenberg)

Jesse cringes as Viola asks Tina to snap her and Jesse's picture. "OMG your my totes fav! I think you are such a handsome boy, My fourteen year old daughter LOVES you!" Viola exclaims as her hand creeps dangerously close to Jesse's buttcrack. 'Click' "Thanks so much Jesse!" Viola gushes as she winks at Jesse seductively. At last she has a profile pic that doesn't make her butt look big.

Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t know what to do with his new found fame.  He immediately starts dating a little known much hotter gold-digging model and probably takes up either smoking or marijuana.  Additionally due to technical difficulties his Facebook profile gets shut down and he’s forced to only use Twitter for three months.

Back to the movie.  Despite serious subject matter there are definite points of humor and levity in the film…We see the good, the bad and the ugly of the founding of Facebook with mostly a focus on the ugly, painting Mark Zuckerberg out to be a worse guy than he is.

Mark Zuckerberg. Did you ever know that you're my hero? You're everything I wish I could be. I can fly higher than an eagle. Cause you are the wind, beneath my wings.

The movie will cause a movement.  It will not only further deepen current users attachment to Facebook, but inspire a whole new group of people to adopt the amazing site.

You think that book has broadband?

Long story short I see BIG things ahead for this movie.  When people look back on 2010 and say.  Oh wow, Robin Hood sucked, Marmaduke sucked, Last Airbender sucked, etc. sucked.  They’ll at least have a few bright spots in Toy Story 3, Inception and The Social Network.  Mark my words people.  THIS is a movie you do not want to miss.

"I love facebook so you should 'Like' this post!" said Jim.