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The Social Network

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(InthekNOwla) -- A story that seemed to be about the creation of a "social network" that many of us use and love actually was a story about acceptance, trust, and popularity. We all are guilty of falling into the trap of Facebook, having a need for more friends, and posting pictures of every moment of our lives. This "social network" which started merely as a way for college kids to interact with each other has become, in its on way, a place where people can play the role of celebrity: playing paparazzi for yourself, creating and portraying your life online for millions to see (approximately 500 million and counting).  Who would have ever thought that all of this hype would come from one very young Harvard student who decided to create a space where he would be accepted…a place where acceptance was based on class and stature.

The idea of creating a movie based upon this billion dollar network didn’t initially seem genius to critics. Could and would it be pulled off on the big screen and more importantly, will it do well at the box office? As for the box office, The Social Network was the highest- grossing movie of the weekend, out selling the number two movie Legend of the Guardians by over 10 million dollars. Just in its opening night, The Social Network brought in approximately $8 million with a total of $23 million in its first weekend.

So the question is, is this movie worth seeing or is all this revenue gained based on good promotion, hype and curiosity from those who participate in the website? Truth be told, this movie deserves every bit of good credit that it receives. This brilliant creation was top notch from start to finish, from its impeccable story line written by Aaron Sorkin and based on the Ben Mezrich, The Accidental Billionaires, to its sensational selection of cast. Lead actor Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) was remarkable as he portrayed a rather cynical and sarcastic, yet witty and somewhat sociopathic Mark Zuckerberg (creator of Facebook).

All Zuckerberg ever wanted was to be was accepted amongst his overwhelmingly wealthy peers. Creating an online social network allowed him to not only become socially accepted, but also the master of his own "final's club" which created an atmosphere of intimacy and gave an inside view of his peers’ personal lives.

But with all brilliant creations comes a wrath of consequences both on screen and off screen. As a result of this movie, director David Fincher (director of Fight Club and Se7en) has received flack for his portrayal of his version of Mark Zuckerberg. But regardless if this story is one of full fact or one of much fiction, Fincher has a niche for creating a great story, and The Social Network was a great story indeed.



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