Sunday, October 03, 2010


I have always found myself attracted towards things that fascinate me. This is one such instance.

thesocialnetwork and Endiran was scheduled to release at the same time. Both had much anticipation from different fan base groups. Endiran due to Rajini presence and Mark zuckerberg for thesocialnetwork. Rajini has a big impact on masses due to his charisma and there is a flair always associated with his movies. But thesocialnetwork is supposed to be a story of a real life person who is tremendously successful due to his intelligence and being at the right place at the right time and making right decisions(most of the time, though he has made few mistakes).

My friends were flocking towards Endiran movie theatres which to some extent raised my expectations thinking about the crowd and the pandemonium that can happen in theatres , but I let it pass away.

I have been following zuckerberg story for quite sometime in the media and the accusations that he has been involved with. I read various articles about him and wanted to see if its captured in the movie accurately or its made up of fiction. After seeing the movie, I thought it was not a fiction. I think the actor in the movie has really brought the character of zuckerberg. How do i know? Well, because mark zuckerberg in real life, is a scorpio moon and the movie has portrayed that very well.

Some instances:
  • His issue with girls and talking to people in a demeaning way
  • there are some scenes where he would stare with a blank face unrevealing what is going on in his mind
  • When Mark and his friend go for a meeting in new york , Mark would be uninterested in their boring conversation and would make some weird sounds and insult the boring guy
  • When the attorney condescendingly questions, Mark watches the rain pouring out of the window and bursts answering him when he stresses him to respond again and again
  • the way he is inspired and engrossed when Sean talks in the first meeting promising a billion dollar future for the company
  • Mark avenges the guys who say he can revamp his image by building a site for them
  • At end of the movie, Mark avenges his friends Saverin and Sean due to his jealously over them during some early point in life, making it a calculated revenge
The dialogue that remains in my mind after watching the movie:
"Mark you are not an asshole. But you are trying hard to become one"
"You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing."

The best scene was the first meeting of Mark with Sean from Napster.

Overall, it was really good but it could have been better if there were no flipping back and forth between the interrogation scene and the actual story.

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