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Thursday, 21 October 2010 10:28 pm
tags: facebook movies review

I haven't been looking forward to a film as I have The Social Network for quite some time. From the moment I first saw the familiar white lettering on the blue background I was intrigued. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Facebook junkie; sure I blog about it now and again and I'm on it every day (but who isn't these days). But I think it's more the awe-inspiring story of the 26-year old billionaire that had the idea that gets me.

For starters, I thought the film was great. It was everything I expected it to be and I thought the portrayal of the inception of Facebook was as enlightening as it was exciting. It's truly amazing to see how an idea that started in the head of a young student can develop into something so universal. As feeble as it is to say, I believe Facebook has defined the past decade, and has changed the Internet and the way we use it for good.

Personally, I take huge inspiration from films like The Social Network. I'm no computer programmer, and am not deluded enough to believe I can come up with the next Facebook, but if I were to take one thing from this film, it's that a creative mind can go a long way.

As a closing comment, I thought the lead Jesse Eisenberg was excellent in this film. His dry wit and quick comebacks made this film and made it thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

Rating: 4/5

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