The Social Network is a film depicting the early stages behind the rise of Facebook. It premiered at the 48th New York Festival—opening the film fest, actually—and just as expected, The Social Network has become the talk of the town.
Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake respectively plays Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, and Sean Parker, the very three men who made this social phenomenon a possibility.
How a general idea conceptualized on a Harvard dormitory turned into a billion-dollar empire, only Mark Zuckerberg knows. In this film, however, we are bound to see the politics, trechery, and the downside inside and in-between.
A film that depicts the idea of Facebook alone is already a sure-fire hit, but thanks to director David Fincher and a non-fiction novel called The Accidental Billionaires, The Social Network won't have to rely on popularity to pull off major audiences. It is reportedly THAT good.
But just to protect all of us from thoughts of this film just being a Justin Timberlake movie, here lie five good reasons to really see The Social Network when it hits local cinemas later this month:
Those who will hear about David Fincher for the first time must know that he is behind the cult classic Fight Club, another generation-defining film that features the very best Edward Norton and Brad Pitt we’ve ever seen.
Formerly famous for making music videos since the 80s, this Oscar-nominated director also helmed 2007's Zodiac as well as 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes rated it one of the highest of all time
The average good film would garner a Metacritic score of 70, while a 50% approval rating from film critic website Rotten Tomatoes is already deemed a positive remark.
Days before the US release of The Social Network, Metacritic released a score of 97 based on 40 reviews. Rotten Tomatoes on the other hand gave it a 97% approval, with a rating of 9.2 out of 10.
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WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO