Created: November 28, 2010 7:55 pm
After a month of release and hype all over that it’s the best film of the year, I finally got to check it out. The Social Network could quite possibly win Best Film at the Oscars this year, if they campaign it right and the voters agree. But, is it as good as everyone is saying? Well, in my opinion… no. Yes, it’s a good movie, but for some reason the films that are always hyped at winning are films that I find dissappointing.
For instance, Slumdog Millionaire? Couldn’t really stand it, and I saw it way before any of the hype started. Not that I thought it was awful, I just wasn’t that into it. Not to mention, that year had a TON of better films released, that weren’t even nominated… Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Dark Knight and In Bruges were all films that deserved to be looked at more and definitely deserved a win over Slumdog… am I right.
Now, The Social network was good, don’t get me wrong, but was I the only person who was a little bored? I mean, how can we like this main character? I get it, he wasn’t really a bad guy, he just did bad things. But, this guy is the leading man in the movie and every time he was in another conversation, I wasn’t interested at all. I just couldn’t take this dude seriously. What the fuck was his problem? If you hate yourself that much, then don’t try and make friends, don’t let people into your life if your just going to step on their toes.
Now, I know it’s probably fictionalized and it didn’t all go down like that. But, still, the basis of the story is the same. Such a shame to know that this type of shit really goes on every day. It did make me wonder how things would go down if you go into business with your best friends? Is everyone that shady and back-stabbing, or is this just a glorified version? I think not, and I also think that everyone involved wasn’t as innocent as they had seemed. Well, regardless, the movie could have been a little more fast moving, and you could’ve really like the people involved. It’s just a shame that they chose to dwell on how much of a prick Mark Zuckerburg was, and how he’s really just a lonely guy. I hope it’s not as legit as we’re led to believe. And, I hope there’s a better movie out there this year to scoop up that best Picture Award.