Luca Lagerstrom’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Creation myths need a Devil."
I have seen David Fincher's 'The Social Network' nine times. Including today. I do not know what drags me into it, I don't know why I love it so much, but in every way, it reaches perfection. In my previous review, I mentioned things that make this film reach perfection. The cast, the direction, the script, everything about this film reaches the level of a masterpiece. 'The Social Network' not only is my favorite biopic of all time, but easily without hesitation, I can easily call this close to the top of the lit of the greatest films I have ever seen.
I watched this the first time in 2013, and I thought it was okay. I enjoyed it, I didn't love it though. I wrote a review, and gave it 4.5 stars. That is believable even for me because I was not a buff back then. I didn't love cinema the way I love it today. So I watched this, I thought it was okay, then I watched it last year, and something connected me to it. It was just something about the film that connected me towards the filmmaking that is shown here. And by June this year, it became one of my all time favorite films. And it still is. There is nothing, absolutely NOTHING, that will drag me away from my love of this film.
There is a scene in The Social Network when Saverin and Zuckerberg arrive back in their dorm room, and Zuckerberg walks into his computer space, his part of the room, and Saverin goes into the fridge and pulls out two beers. Then Zuckerberg comes around into the main TV space and goes into the fridge and pulls out one beer for himself. This scene is the best scene in the movie, while showing so little, it shows so much, it describes Zuckerberg as a guy who is so full of himself, not even acknowledging the people around him. And that is him. That describes him perfectly.
Jesse Eisenberg gives the best performance of the 21st century in my opinion. He is just so perfect playing the role he was given and fell into character SO WELL, I swear, if the real Mark Zukerberg played that role, I would not be able to see any difference between them. Whether it is the reel him or the real him, they are so similar, even if the real him doesn't have to fall into character. Garfield also gives the best performance of his career, though made a lot of mistakes on set.
David Fincher is my favorite director. In every of his film, he approaches a new genre. Biopic, horror, thriller, psychological thriller, murder mystery, a family being taken hostage, aliens, a life story, and in everyone of these genres, he pulls those films so off perfectly.