Social Network [The]

Call me controversial, but I really didn’t take to this film at all. I was warned that it was a bit of a slow starter which is often a curse for me when someone says that at the beginning of a film because it taints my perception of it for the whole running time. And that’s exactly what I thought: it’s slow. Now, I know that many, many people adore this film and it got loads of awards and praise and things like that, but I genuinely don’t get what all the fuss was about. I think one of the worst things was how fast Jesse Eisenberg – who played Mark Zuckerberg, the ‘creator’ of Facebook – speaks throughout the film! I mean, come on, maybe Zuckerberg does actually speak like that, but I couldn’t understand a word he was saying. And don’t tell me I should’ve put the subtitles on…I think it appropriate to make the world aware that I’m not a fan of subtitles unless it’s a foreign film – I mean why would you want to read what they’re saying if you can hear it perfectly well?

Anyway, I digress. I’m sorry but I just thought that this film wasn’t that interesting. Maybe it’s just my personal opinion about Facebook as a whole. You see, I love it for talking to my friends both in England and in other countries, don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing for that, but I hate the way that people hang their lives on it. It might seem petty, but take The Jeremy Kyle Show or any other personal dramas show that’s broadcast on daytime TV; the people that appear on there seem to base all their relationship issues on Facebook. ‘He messaged me this, she poked me and it was clearly bitchy, he didn’t change his relationship status to ‘in a relationship’…’ blah, blah, blah. Shut up! (Although I do love a bit of Jeremy Kyle, I’m sure you all know).

I see I’ve diverted from reviewing the film again. Right. It’s okay, I suppose. It’s just…I dunno, I guess I’d have to be in the right mood to watch it and to be fair…I was at a sleepover at the time, so I wasn’t concentrating that much. But, maybe if it had been a lot more interesting, I wouldn’t have averted my eyes from the screen so much. I suppose my only issue with this film is: what’s the big deal about Facebook. I totally get why people rave about this film, it’s alright, but this is my honest and very personal opinion. I just didn’t like it. Sorry.

Give it a watch though, just to say you have, or you’re not allowed an opinion on it, as are the rules. 🙂

4 out of 10.

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