Recently, it was announced that Jessie Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Batman/Superman" movie. This is very odd casting, but it may work since Eisenberg is a versatile actor. He earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the 2010 movie "The Social Network."
"The Social Network" tells the story of the birth of Facebook. It begins at Harvard in 2003 when Mark Zuckerberg (played by Eisenberg) has a date that ends badly. Later that evening, Mark gets drunk and starts a website with his friends called "Facemash." Here, photos of two female Harvard students are put next to each other, and people choose who is hotter. Because it violates the student code of conduct, the website is shut down, and Mark gets probation. After hearing about this incident, twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (both played by Armie Hammer) find him and ask for his help in designing a website. Mark uses their website idea to create Facebook. But the brothers are not happy, and they sue him.
"The Social Network" is very well-directed by David Fincher. He brings a lot of energy to the film. Also, he makes it fast-paced.
The cast is very impressive. Jessie Eisenberg is flawless as Mark Zuckerberg. He shows that his character is very smart, but also condescending. Rooney Mara is excellent in a small role. She plays Mark's date in the opening scene. Justin Timberlake is also strong, playing Napster-founder Sean Parker, who works with Mark.
The film won an Oscar for its excellent screenplay. There are many great scenes. In one scene, the Winklevoss twins go to the president of Harvard, Larry Summers, to discuss their problem with Mark. This is a very amusing scene.
"The Social Network" is one of the best films of 2010.