The Social Network came out in 2010, but I just watched it for the first time this year. The movie is very entertaining and tells the story of the development of Facebook and history of Zuckerberg in a very detailed manner. However, Zuckerberg’s character remains very apathetic throughout the entire movie. This movie is exhilarating. There are constantly new ideas formed, friends betrayed, and lawsuits flying in the air. All of this makes the movie captivating because, although we all know about Facebook and its success, we aren’t aware of all the grueling details behind the scenes. I found Zuckerberg to be an abhorrently ambitious character in this movie, and I believe it is reflective of how he is in real life, which makes the movie even more upsetting to watch. Zuckerberg is a selfish individual who does not treat his friends or coworkers with any respect, and he lets his ambition cloud his logic. The movie was frustrating from beginning to end. I found myself rooting more for the people fighting against Zuckerberg, rather than Zuckerberg himself.
Moral of the story: Don’t be so selfish that people are more invested in your enemies getting vengeance rather than invested in your success.