I normally go to the movies to get some entertainment, not so much to see a high product of art, thus almost all of the time I am in disagreement with movie critics. So when The Social Network came out, and I read some of the critics, I decided I was not even going to bother seen it.
Tonight I was at a friend’s for a movieton. We watched several movies, and The Social Network was the last one. I was a bit surprised, the movie was not bad, I think I liked it! but I did not like one thing.
To give you an idea of my movie preferences, which I guess are a little typical for a Computer Science student:
- Favorite movie ever: The Matrix – Wow!
- Second place: Star Wars – all of them – Lucas just rocks!
- For what is worth, I am not a Start Trek fan.
So I have nothing against tech and science fiction movies, but Hollywood disappointed me again with the same lame geeky, socially unfit personality they always give to any character good with computers.
Is it that you need a geek and not a normal person to make the movie interesting? I don’t think so, but again, I am not a movie critic!