Social Network – not flashy, but engaging

Kelly Kramer, Staff Reporter

The Social Network, based off of the non-fiction book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich, is more than just a movie about Facebook. It’s about the beginning of Facebook and all the people involved, and it made for a really engaging story.

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) created Facebook while attending Harvard, after getting several thousand hits on Facemash, a website he designed and created.

Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) and some other friends help Mark create Facebook, while Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss (Armie Hammer) claim that Facebook was stolen from them, so they filed a lawsuit against Mark.

Mark gets caught in another lawsuit with Eduardo because of complications with Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) and the amount of Facebook that he actually took part in.

The best part of this movie is the script. There aren’t any special effects or epic battle scenes. It’s just the story and the characters that make The Social Network such a great movie.

The cast was amazing as well. I thought Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were played by two different people, but Hammer played both very well. Eisenberg was brilliant as Mark Zuckerberg.

The beginning of the movie was a little slow. It seemed like nothing really happened until at least a half hour into it. Also, the ending was pretty abrupt. It kind of ends with no explanation.

All in all, The Social Network was an all-around great movie with an awesome cast that anyone can be interested in and love.