Sunday, December 26, 2010

fuckface book.

you've seen the trailers. the social network is the story of facebook, everybody's favourite time-wasting tool.

did you ever see flash of genius? probably not. because it was about the guy who invented windshield wipers. the social network kind of reminds me of that movie, only with more drugs and skanks.

unlike a flash of genius, the social network, for whatever reason, successfully managed to retain my attention. although i was fading by the end. it felt really long.

so, it's interesting. but why?
probably because of the drugs and skanks. and, unlike a flash of genius, it's current. we all know/love/ hate/use facebook. and the guy who played mark zuckerberg was captivating. he nailed it.

when trent reznor was recruited for the soundtrack to this movie, he responded to the skeptics by stating that the film is actually very dark. the soundtrack is good, and so obviously reznor. the "darkness"? fucking ridiculous. it was so overplayed. i almost think that there were some "funny parts" in this movie. but i never laughed once.

like when eduardo saverin's crazy girlfriend sets his room on fire. i was like, "why the fuck is this relevant?" now that i think about it, i'm betting it was the movie's attempt to have a "ha-ha" moment.

do i regret seeing this movie? no. despite the justin timberlake gross-out factor, it was interesting.

would i own this movie or see it more than once? no. it's only worth seeing because it's about the internet we came of age to: napster/facebook by angry, bitter, nerdy hacker boys with serial killing potential (you know them, you've dated them... at least, i have).

i don't even think facebook is that cool anymore. not now that your grandparents are on there.

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