The Social Network

Title: The Social Network
Year: 2010
Length: 121 minutes
Director: David Fincher
Writer: Aaron Sorkin, based on a book by Ben Mezrich
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Justin Timberlake
Music: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (and non-original music)
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score and Best Editing; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Actor (Eisenberg), Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing; currently #111 on the IMDb’s Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: an asshole Harvard student becomes an asshole billionaire
How I saw it: in the theater, yesterday
Concept: Terrible. 2010: The year of the Critically-Acclaimed Film That Looks Like It Should Be Crap. It’s getting to be ridiculous. The way my ability to predict quality is going, I’d hardly be surprised if Yogi Bear ends up sweeping the Oscars.
Story: Good.
Characters: Good.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Great.
Cinematography: Indifferent.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Great. Actually, I was a little disappointed here. The script doesn’t give much opportunity for anyone to really give an amazing performance, although everything that’s there is pretty much perfect.
Music: Bad. But kind of funny.
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay). It’s extremely well-made. Keeps you continuously engaged and interested for two hours, which is really damn impressive considering the subject matter. But after it’s over, I didn’t find myself caring about it.
Objective Rating: 2.7/4 (Good).


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