“The Social Network”: More Fiction Than Truth

By Reema, Gaea News Network
Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Social Network
LOS ANGELES (GaeaTimes.com)- “The Social Network“, a much awaited movie and probably the biggest blockbuster of this year, was released yesterday, on Oct 1. The 121 minutes long movie, based on the birth of the biggest social networking site ‘Facebook’, stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Brenda Song as Christy Lee. It has been directed by David Fincher and produced by Trigger Street Production and Columbia Pictures. “The Social Network” review gave a mixed Opinion.

The story, “The Social Network”, takes the subject of how the owner of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, with his other college friends, was hit by the “Big Idea” to start his proprietorship, while they was still a student of Harvard University. However, not everyone were not convinced with the authenticity of the story as a huge fraction of the film was reduced to mere fiction. Review says that David Fincher has portrayed the character of Mark Zuckerberg as a selfishly ambitious businessman for whom no other values were more important than meeting his goals in life. However, Mark Zuckerberg’s friends said that he is rather a very kind, cooperative team player, who thinks about the progress of everyone who works with him. The movie also said, that the idea and design of Facebook was stolen from the personal dating website of Harvard University, which Mark Zuckerberg was assigned to develop. This was another false allegation against the young businessman, said a source.

The movie, “The Social Network”, however is very youthful with a tinge of drama that oscillates between every kind of human emotions, like greed, jealousy, ambition, success, pride, friendship love and violence. The script is peppy and contemporary, much to set the youth as the main target of the film. But the review says that, scene transitions were irrelevant and poor, that failed to appeal to the audience.

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