jfg wrote:Parker, right.
The Facebook story definitely had a cultural impact, probably the biggest impact in recent memory. The movie however does not. It tells the story but doesn't really make any stands or points because there really aren't any to make. Even in a weak year for movies it just didn't feel like a movie that should win a Best Picture award.
Then again, I doubt The Social Network was made in order to make a point or an implied commentary on the Facebook story either. The movie was just made to take the story and dramatize it some such that it reflects classic themes most would relate to.
That said, I'd like to see some sort of Facebook documentary. If I remember right, The Social Network lacked Zuckerberg's infamous prank he pulled on Sequoia Capital investors (which is a cardinal sin to do in Silicon Valley, let alone Sequoia). Perhaps, it would've added more dimension to the characters in TSN, but again, I'll reserve judgment until I actually see the movie.