The Social Network is the movie adaptation on how the Facebook came to be. It is about Mark Zuckerberg, a computer prodigy, who created FaceMash after he broke up with his girlfriend. The site allowed people to rate who’s hot and who’s not. It was terminated because it brought shame to girls who represented the pictures. Apparently, the Winklevoss brothers got interested on Mark’s attempt and decided to work with him.
It took me long to realize that the film is filling with flashbacks. The present scene, which appears later in the movie, is when Mark is facing a lawsuit from his bestfriend. The lawyers keep exchanging questions with the clients which results to a lasting flashback for each answer.
I was always curious how those big internet companies rose to fame. Despite the complexity of the real story, David Fincher presented the movie in the simplest manner it could possibly be without perishing the environmental scheme. It is a biographical movie at its finest. I was never confused, with the exception of computer and corporate jargons, and was always attached to every scene.
I know I’m not supposed to laugh and just listen to the engaging dialogue this dramatic film has to offer. But they are some scenes I find funny on how serious they are. Like the first scene where Mark tries to impress Erica with his uncanny general knowledge.
You will find the film both poignant and captivating. As the movie progress, you will discover the answers and by then you formulate the question, which was satisfying in my part. There was nothing in the movie you will find disappointing. The ending was just perfect. It provides a hopeful resolution.