So, because I lost my movie privileges a couple of weeks ago I moved a movie to the top of the Netflix que that David had mentioned several times when it first came out that he wanted to watch – The Social Network. When it arrived I happily showed him the movie and he kind of smiled saying, “I thought you didn’t want to watch it. “I thought you did” I replied. “Come on, you are supposed to be excited. You told me you wanted to see this movie” I added. “Well . . . ” he said, “I kind of lost interest after you told me you didn’t really want to watch it.” And with that, we sat down on our happening Friday night to watch a movie that neither one of us really wanted to watch.
Having deleted my Facebook (FB) account two months ago I was not interested in the trials and tribulations of Mark Zuckerberg and a couple of guys that thought they deserved a share in his idea because they thought it was their idea. That was all I knew about this story. Now, I don’t know if this movie is entirely accurate but the movie sucks you in from the opening scene between Zuckerberg and his girlfriend. From then on it travels back and forth from that night and the development of FB and the present where two lawsuits were filed against Zuckerberg by four fellow Harvard students. By the end of the movie, I really liked it and David was indifferent. My opinion, you should watch it.
Though it did not protray Zuckerberg in an entirely positive light, to me, he did not come off as the “***hole” his girlfriend in the movie accused him of being. Definitely socially awkward but this too could be what they call “artistic license” of the movie creators. After all, it is someone else’s interpretation of what happened. So, even though I have no plans to sign back up for a FB account (it’s good to unplug – and then get a blog where the entire world has access to your thoughts), I like having some background on the cyber addiction of a good portion of the planet.