Tuesday, September 28, 2010
THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
I have never seen so much hype about a movie more than THE SOCIAL NETWORK. It comes out this Friday with some theaters premiering it at 12:01am. The movie is based on a book that tells the story of four guys who helped shape Facebook. There is a lot of backstabbing and cheating. Mark Zuckerberg the real life founder of Facebook claims that it is all fiction and has no plans to see the film. The movie leaves it up to the audience to decide what really happened.
I have seen it compared to Citizen Kane as the best movie of all time. Yes really, best movie of all time. Rolling Stone called it "the movie of the decade". It has a Metacritic rating of 98. (Metacritic is the best critics' reviews combined into a simple Metascore. Scores are out of 100). Rottentomatoes has it at the highest score it can have at 100%. Broadcast Film Critics rate it at 92. Many say Jesse Eisenberg will win or at least be nominated for Best Actor and three Supporting Actor nominations for costars Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Armie Hammer, Best Director David Fincher, Best Adapted Screenplay Aaron Sorkin, Editing and Cinematography awards. There is no question that it will get a Best Picture nomination. But can it win over a film like THE KING'S SPEECH which is much more the Academy's style. Most members of the Academy probably don't know what Facebook is, so it will be interesting to see how they vote.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK should be at the top of your must see list before Oscar night.
at 9:56:00 PM