Guys let me tell you something. Back when The Social Network first came out I torrented it , burned it onto a DVD disc, and took it to my bestfriend's house to watch it. Even though in 2010 you could say we were late to the party when it came to Facebook, it was a big deal to us and we thought we would do the movie justice by watching it while eating pizza and drinking a few brews (senior year of high school btw). Anyways back then my appreciation for film wasn't as great as it is now and my friend on the other hand like B-list action movies. Cringe worthy movies with terrible plot lines. Anyways we put it on and watch it on his 55" newly acquired Sanyo HDTV that his mom just bought at Wal-Mart. We were all settled in and by the time the movie started we were so excited. 10 minutes later and we are asking each other wtf is going on. Another 10 minutes go by and we shut it off and put it Due Date.
Now for about the last year and half I've been on a tear watching movies. Watching on average one to two movies a week. When I come across a director I like , I like to start off by checking out their earlier catalog and work my way up. Well the time had come for The Social Network as I have now seen every Fincher movie besides A3 and Tattoo (it's late and I'm sleepy as I type this
) . I remember watching this for the first time and remembered how much of a snooze fest I THOUGHT IT WAS. But now, with a new found respect for cinema, and Fincher DA GAWD (right next to PTA in my book
) i figured this movie might actually be worth my time.AND OMFG IT WAS.
I love Seven, I love Fight Club, and Zodiac is FANTASTIC but this, this is his true masterpiece. It was the dialogue bruh. It was so damn exciting. I seriously was grinning the whole way through. Every single line seemed well written and true to character. I mean god damn every scene was dramatic. It was so good that even my 13 year old brother found it to be entertaining. Everybody played their role well. Jesse Eisenberg nailed it. So did my boy JT. They made Winklevoss seem so.damn.cool . That Ivy-League white boy business-major swag was through the damn roof.
. Oh and lets not forget Andrew Garfield . I had no idea he was in this movie and to see SPIDERMAN come out of left field with a performance like that overwhelmed me. Fincher's dark grimey style was PERFECT for this movie.
This is one of those movies I'll be watching over and over again. Oh and this movie on Blu-Ray looks
GOOD ****, MAN