Saturday, October 16, 2010
The Facebook Movie: its shit
Since there is no character development in Social Network, no drama and no human interest, the film becomes a post-modernist obsession with the babble of Internet jargon as it takes the place of our reality around us. I found the experience of the film deeply painful and could not sit through it.
Zuckerburg is some nightmare out of Star Trek, from one of the episodes when the super efficient technology nerds is taken over by some evil force and uses his or her mental powers to do pure evil.
Perhaps the most disturbing side of the film is how structured by American prejudice it is. Hell in a film set among computer nerds in Harvard they even manage to make a black male seem threatening in one section. The film is full of fit children of wealth who are actually clueless and incapable, utter dorks obsessed with sex but unable to relate to women, Jews as super nerds, Asian sex dolls, bitchy Jewish co-eds at BU, hell the entire film is a flow of stereotypes and insults.
And how the films tries to make you interested is perhaps the most pathetic. Did the writer think simply because the maker of Napster and the maker of Facebook are rich I would really care when the maker of Napster first saw the Facebook page?
Worst scene in the film? Hard to say having walked out? The lame Jewish Frat party and the fact that Zuckerburg (who I know had friends in that frat) was ashamed to go (I don't think Zuckerburg is a self hating Jew), the china doll blowjob scene with Asian "students" who look like Thai prostitutes that Zuckerburg meets at a Bill Gates talk, how about the fact that every figure in the film is an disgusting, greedy stereotype, usually a racial or gender stereotype.
Its not so much that the film is false, but because it is ugly, it shows how much the Internet has act made much of our life ugly, turned us in to passive jargon spilling shit heads. Yes that is the worst part of the film. Well if the director had intended that it might be cool, but its clear the director is playing the audience like the Internet tries to play us, thinking we will find these people cool simply because we now know they are rich.