Did I just watch a “movie that defined this generation (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)” ? No. I watched a movie that documented a major part of my generation, but that wasn’t cinematically defining by any means.
For example, Andrew Garfield’s character Eduardo Saverin, the original CFO of Facebook, is portrayed as a real innocent who got screwed over by Mark Zuckerberg. But who knows? Maybe Saverin was just as responsible for Zuckerberg’s actions. The film only portrays him in a positive light. It’s hard when watching this film to really tell which parts are fictionalized. Another example is Justin Timberlake’s character, Sean Parker (the inventor of Napster and one of Saverin’s destroyers). He is portrayed as the closest thing possible to the Devil. Even the way they chose to light his face indicates that he was there for chaos only. Again, who knows? All I know is that I’m grateful to him for dropping the “the” in “The Facebook.”
To recap: Not a movie that “defines my generation.” But a good movie. Worth seeing. At least Red Boxing. And if you have some time, give it a “Like” on Facebook.
Also, check out the review on MY BLOG.