It’s a little irritating that Metacritic doesn’t have Todd McCarthy yet on its list of critics for the Social Network because here is another 100 review to add to the list:
‚ÄúThe Social Network‚Äù is about so many things‚Äîthe primacy of an idea, the things that define a generation, ambition and drive fomented by rejection and anger, the limitations of orthodoxy versus unbridled imagination, simultaneous creative and destructive impulses, the fluidity of what‚Äôs considered an outsider and insider, rebel and establishment‚Äîthat it provides almost an unlimited number of things to think about, while also providing a viewing experience of continual stimulation. Everything about it is rich.
As the movie opens to raves, Mark Zuckerberg has snatched back a tiny bit of his image with a $100 million donation to New Jersey schools. I personally don’t think the film hurts his image at all – it makes him a bit a rock star.