Saturday, 11 June 2011

The Socialist Network

Very interesting movie about how America is moving to a new system of goods distribution that will give everyone what they need... or maybe I'm thinking of something else.

So, anyone, some douche invents a way for people to wave at each other and makes millions. And then, like seemingly every other computer-related company which is driven by someone who is either brilliant or a psychopath, or both, people get screwed over, and then there's lots of bitching about who gets all the money. The buckets and wheelbarrows and dumpster trucks of money... sigh wish I had that kind of money...

Anyway, I was surprised by just how watchable this movie was. I went in expecting not to even lasting ten minutes, but I just got so caught up by what was happening that I just had to find out what happened next [I've been catching up with a few movies, and many of them didn't hold my interest that long]. So credit to Aaron Sorkin for crafting a fantastic script (not surprising he won an award!). That said, I'm not sure how 100% accurate it is, although it does seem to be closer than some 'based on real life' stories.

Also thumbs up to Jesse Eisenburg for great acting as Mark Zuckerberg. And Armie Hammer as the Winklevii was hilarious! Andrew Garfield gave good Eduardo Saverin, and Timberlake was tolerable.

Now, all this praise is conditional on how much you like the topic being discussed. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who don't care about Facebook, and have no interest in this movie. However, I like me some computer-history so definitely if you like that, you'll like this.


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