Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Has David Fincher ever made a bad movie?

We were trying to figure that out on the way home from the movie last night and while his movies aren't always great, they usually range somewhere between solid and entertaining (PANIC ROOM) to downright fantastic (SEVEN). He's actually made far fewer movies than I thought, but he seems to not be taking as much time between projects anymore. And that's a very good thing. There needs to be more directors of his caliber making good stuff for everyone to watch.


I loved it the whole way through. The way it was crafted kept it entertaining the entire time because Aaron Sorkin's script was phenomenal (so good that I downloaded it when I got home to see how it was put together). Jesse Eisenberg has been typecast as sort of a poor man's Michael Cera for a while now, but he's out of that shadow now. He killed it. Hell, everyone in that movie killed it. Andrew Garfield (the next SPIDER-MAN) and Justin Timberlake were great but they just didn't come close to Eisenberg.

You'd think that a movie about some dorks building a website would get boring, but it never happened. Fincher and Sorkin did great things here and I loved it. One of the better movies I've seen in the past little while.

And you know what else? Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) provided a damn good score. It wasn't your conventional film score, but I think that's what made it that much better—although, I thought some of the audio mixes were a little off. There were times when the background music almost drowned out the dialogue.

Other than that, great, great stuff. Go see it.

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