I’m not really a fan of social network sites. I use them from time to time, but if they dropped of the face of the earth tomorrow it wouldn’t make much difference to my life. I have email addresses and phone number of everyone I want to talk to. Nuff said.
With that in mind I really didn’t give a crap about watching The Social Network when it was at the cinema. I was visiting friends last night and they both wanted to watch it, so I was forced into a corner. As it turned out it was a good film. If it had been about some company other than Facebook I would have enjoyed it even more. The film portrayal of the characters is as follows:
- Mark Zuckerberg: A socially retarded, completely untrustworthy and annoying uber-geek thief. If he’s like this in real life I would definitely not want to meet him and putting a single penny in his pocket is bottom of my list of desires.
- Sean Parker: A serial screw-up, style over substance, paranoid and incredibly annoying wannabe uber-geek. Once again, if he is like this in real life he’s not on my list of people I would like to meet.
- Eduardo Saverin: An honest, if a little naive, guy who was surrounded by prize-winning sh*ts who were all out to screw him.
The fact the film is based on a book whose content is mostly drawn from interviews with Eduardo Saverin prior to the completion of his court case against Mark Zuckerberg suggests that maybe the view of the characters is “a little bit biased”. 🙂
Anyway, get it out on DVD and try to forget it is about Facebook and I think you will like it.