Incredible, to put it simply...
For Tarantino to say that this is his favourite films of the 2010s is quite the statement, especially considering the incredible films released over the past decade. 'The Social Network' is a truly magnificent picture and falls nothing short of expectation from the incredible director, David Fincher. It follows the story of a very young Mark Zuckerberg and the founding days of Facebook, the world's largest social network. I had no idea what type of vibe or feel this film was going to have, nor the light it would paint the Facebook co-founder in. I was blown away by the acting masterclasses put on display by Eisenberg and Garfield, two of my very favourites anyway. What surprised me most was the depth the film goes into. To be honest, it nails the cinematography and paints the perfect picture, but as I say, the depth of character. The characters appear so analysed as if they were the actual people and not people just playing other people. The emotion in the acting is perhaps the most prominent attribute to the film, something that I have rarely seen. Ironically, it is contrasted when Zuckerberg (Eisenberg) says "You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount". I want to know exactly what was going through Fincher's head during this scene because it is up there with some of the very best ever.
I can't say for sure that I agree with Tarantino saying that this film is perfect and did everything better than everything else. It is a fantastic film but I just can't say it is the very best of the 2010s. This is just my opinion against his, though. Personally, I do agree by saying that it is up there with the top percentages of films of the past decade, but films such as 'Blade Runner 2049', 'Inception' and 'Django Unchained' (Tarantino's very own) are just a few that come to mind that are better films in my opinion. None of these are perfect but there is just far more to them, I think. 'The Social Network' is incredible in every aspect, and the acting is near perfect, the screenplay is astonishing but I just don't see it on the same level of those aforementioned. This, however, is still a film everyone needs to see as it is an eye-opener and it really makes you think. I want to know even more after watching this and I also want to know why Andrew Garfield did not win an Oscar for Best-Supporting Actor for this film, he is the standout by a mile.
Released: 15 October 2010 (UK).
My Rating: 8.4/ 10.