Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I think we have to just agree to disagree because we feel oppositely about the two movies. I find that Inception didn't live up the hype because of the dialogue, you feel that The Social Network didn't live up to the hype because of the lack of intensity. To each his own...
No, its not that The Social Network lacked intensity. I just felt is was more of a tedious character study like something i would find on Broadway or a town play where as Inception felt like a more complete movie. Its hard to explain. Maybe it is, again, the idea of adolescent college students arguing over an idea isn't the best material to make a movie out of. I found much of the stuff petty and rather childish. Sure, that was sort of the point looking at the main character but I just find other things more intriguing. Its not that I crave action. My top movies are Dr. Strangelove, 2001, Dark City, La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful), On The Waterfront, and Patton. All of these movies didn't have a lot of action however there was a lot of substance and intrigue to those movies, something that The Social Network (in my opinion) lacked. Don't get me wrong, I liked The Social Network I just wouldn't put it as my favorite movie this year.
My analogy of it would be like watching the Houston Astros play. They have a lot of the parts to make it an entertaining game but the whole isn't exactly the sum of its parts.
I have not seen The Fighter yet so I cannot comment on it.
Savafan, I think his best work may have been his first movie. Empire of the Sun was an absolutely brilliant movie. That first role of his really foreshadowed how brilliant of an actor he was going to be 20 years down the road. I was also truely frightened watching him play in the Machinist. That movie showed the true dedication to his craft, losing all that weight and literally going down to 110 pounds.