The Social Network is a movie about the creation of facebook. Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg in a gripping role. The movie features other big names such as Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and more. Zuckerberg was going to Harvard undergrad where he came up with the social network concept. Zuckerberg is later sued by two brothers who clim that Zuckerberg stole their idea. He is also sued by the co founder, one of Zuckerberg’s close friends, who is later squeezed out of the business.
Six years after Zuckerberg begins Facebook, he is the youngest billionaire in history. The compelling part of this movie and true story is the battle between liking an unlikeable character. Because the movie centers around Zuckerberg, you cheer for him. However, it is impossible to get past the fact that his personal and legal complications are well warranted. The movie explores the moments when Facebook was conceived and who was directly involved. Throughout the movie you see what success can do to ones friends and to themselves. The movie constantly shows friends and fellow inventors beaching close together while and then being torn apart from the Facebook creation. The narratives from all of the individuals involved have their own story and advantages to gain from Facebook. The movie shows what exactly takes place when stakes are so high and multibillion dollar ideas are being processed.
In closing, I loved the movie. In watching it from a deeper and more mature prospective I was able to really consider what the movie was about and the lessons to learn from it.