Business and technology can do good things in this world. They can also ruin lives and relationships.
The 2010 movie, The Social Network, is the story of the creation of the social media giant that is Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) is set in the early 2000’s. Zuckerberg is a college student attending Harvard College. One night, while sitting in front of his computer in his dorm room, he creates what will later evolve into Facebook. As the film continues on, Zuckerberg’s creation begins to take on a life of its own. While he becomes one of the wealthiest and youngest business owners in the country, he is entangled in personal issues and legal problems.
This movie is dark, but I like it that way. Mark Zuckerberg, as portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, flits between being a genius and being an obnoxious a*hole that I wanted reach into the screen and smack across the back of the head.
Do I recommend it? Yes.
2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday-The Social Network (2010)”
It’s weird how this performance spills over into Batman Vs Superman. Odd choice. Must go back and replay this one. I remember feeling a little flat about it afterwards. I look forward to the inevitable sequel – The Fall of Facebook.