Monday, 28 March 2011

The Social Network: Blu Ray Review

The Social Network: Blu Ray Review

The Social Network
Rating: M
Released by Sony Home Ent

It didn't quite make it at the awards ceremonies this year, but The Social Network remains one of last year's great film.

Jesse Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg as we dive back to the heady days of the 2003 Harvard scene - and his introduction to a pair of Harvard twins, the Winkelvosses, who are working on a site idea called The Harvard Connection.

Ultimately Zuckerberg builds the Facebook and a legal battle ensues as to whether he's ripped off their idea.

Written by the West Wing scribe Aaron Sorkin - and you know it from the moment the film opens. Sparkling dialogue, zippy scenes and smarts are all over this Oscar winning screenplay - plus throw in a great soundtrack too and you've got the perfect combination.

But the Social Network also thrives from its actors - Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake all add so much to this film from beginning to end.

As I said at the time of cinematic release, The Social Network is simply unmissable and the film for the web generation. It remains even more so on Blu Ray and DVD thanks to a great film and scores of fantastic extras - this is how movies should be treated on release to the small screen; not simply churned out without any thought.

Perhaps the best release of 2011.

Rating: 9/10 

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