‘The Social Network’ tells the story of the creation of Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg, the conflict between his colleagues and the various lawsuits he faced in recent years. This film is excellently written, with sharp, witty and intelligent dialogue, and the directing is spectacular from David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg superbly, and manages to get the intelligent but slightly cocky vibe given off by the co-creator of Facebook perfectly. Andrew Garfield almost steals ever scene he is in, with what is, I believe a performance deserving of an Oscar as Mark’s true friend that is dragged down as the company rises in notoriety. Justin Timberlake is also good, but has less of the variety that the other leads have. Armie Hammer does a brilliant job as the Winklevoss twins, and the use of the then-revolutionary visual effects make sure his performance is very plausible. The soundtrack is haunting and hollow, which perfectly fits in with the themes of betrayal, and being able to trust nobody, even those closest to you. I think Jesse Eisenberg was particularly good, and was definitely deserving of the lead role in this film, and his recent casting as Lex Luthor in the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was clearly inspired by this performance. Overall, ‘The Social Network’ is a truly excellent film, with a strong theme, excellent performances, a brilliant soundtrack, and a peculiar attraction, which makes this film very memorable, and proves that David Fincher is one of the best directors of modern times, and in my opinion second best at doing the bleak and sharp type of film, bested only by Christopher Nolan. 9/10

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