Say what you want about having to “read the words”, but at least foreign cinema offers a different point of view, and operates free from the “maximum profit” and “easy consumption” big studio philosophies.
In recent years, much has been made about the homosexual overtones of “Top Gun”, but I did not get that vibe at all. I watched intently, trying to pick up clues that might suggest any homoerotic or outright gay themes, but none could be detected.
“The Social Network” will benefit from the fact that it’s a solid film in a rather unspectacular year. Though it was an accomplishment to take this story and make it interesting, that doesn’t mean that it’s wildly entertaining. It’s not.
Incredible scripts like this one don’t come around ever year. That’s why you don’t see a new Toy Story film each summer. It was eleven years between the second and third installment, and Disney made it well worth the wait.