Posted on 1/21/11 01:40 AM
not much of a film, so my review matches.
probably the biggest film disappointment in the last couple years for me. Even bigger than Big Fish (recently reviewed) because I was actually looking forward to this one.
This is like a complete non-story, no character development, no depth at all, it felt like an phony incoherent diatribe. And I hate Zuckerberg. I've not liked him for years. So this should be up my alley, but it felt fake, like a polished turd of a story. There was no meat there, and whatever sinew that was left was largely over exaggerated to make the film seem unduly dramatic.
Again like Big Fish, it finished strong, but is that what is 'getting' everyone to give positive reviews. I almost wished they changed all the names, and companies, I feel as though because they used real, current figures that people take this as some based on a true story lifetime channel gospel like a bunch of thirty-something housewives.
The most beautiful scene was of course the rowboat scene. But other than that nothing seemed to stand out, even the 'award' winning soundtrack was close to forgettable. It suited the film, but wasn't amazing. (And I like Atticus Ross). The dialogue was neither witty nor deep. It could hardly hold my attention. The character relationships were shallow and hollow. For example: Eduardo and Zuckerberg...why were they friends? what was Zuckerberg thinking when he decided to cut ties with his "only" friend in such a cruel fashion?....yeah I got nothing too, that because the film doesn't tell us or show us or anything.
And lastly...why does Eisenberg play every character like they some form of Asperger's syndrome?