The Social Network: Review

Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network. Courtesy Sony Home Entertainment.

The Social Network (Blu-ray) It’s the movie about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by David Fincher, and starring Jesse Eisenberg. It’s won a ton of awards. It’s the movie all critics like to “Like”, and it’s a lot better watch a second time around. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.

Enough about the movie though, I want to talk about the amazing Blu-ray release. First is the haunting menu that takes long, steady shots from the film and mixes them with Trent Reznor’s beautiful and eerie score. I seriously sat and watched the menu loop for about 30 minutes it was so mesmerizing. The movie itself is gorgeous in high-def. Presented in a 1080p image with a 5.1 DTS-HD sound mix, it highlights the stunning cinematography and darkness Fincher was going for, and pumps out that Reznor score perfectly.

Then there are the special features. Spreading across two discs, you will know everything you need to know about The Social Network when you’re done watching. Disc 1 includes an audio commentary track with Fincher and another with Sorkin and cast members (including Eisenberg). Disc 2 is where we get the awesomeness. The four-part documentary How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? clocks in at an hour and a half and covers the entire process of making the movie (it’s also in HD). There’s a few additional making-of featurettes and a piece with Reznor and Fincher discussing the score. The only thing missing is a digital copy of the movie, which is surprising given this is “The Facebook Movie”. Bottom-line is that this is a must-own Blu-ray release. Film **** Blu-ray ****

(4 out of 5 stars).

Watch the trailer for The Social Network below:

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