The Social Network Review by Ammar Akhtar

The Social Network stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer and Justin Timberlake. It's directed by David Fincher. The Social Network is basically the story of how the social networking site Facebook came to be. We follow the young computer geek Mark Zuckerberg and how he created this site. Along the way, he is sued by two brothers and his best friend.

The Social Network

This film is very enjoyable to watch. As it goes on, it seems to get more and more interesting. One of the key elements I loved was how it cut from the court case in present day, and then lawyers and defendants discussing what happened that caused Zuckerberg to be sued. It was a unique way of telling a biopic. The choice of nonlinear storytelling was certainly an excellent choice.

Another key factor in the film that made it great was Jesse Eisenberg. I think he played the role well because his look. He has this nerdy personality and style that worked for the film in my opinion. I think casting somebody else would not be the right call. Eisenberg was the perfect choice.

I think this a great take on a biography. It's feels very contemporary and modern. It's seems very different from other biopics because of this. Even the songs have creative sounds that are used. The main theme Hands Cover Bruises is an example of this. It's not your average score. It's a different take, which in my opinion works for the film. I like films that are different from the standards, and I believe The Social Network did that.

MY SCORE: 8.5/10

So what did you think of The Social Network?  Do you think Jesse Eisenberg will play a good Lex Luthor after seeing him in this movie? Lemme know. Also, got any requests? Email me or comment below.

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