This is a drama about quarrels over riches, social hierarchy, envy, theft and the consequence of deceit — a world upended where the vassals suddenly become lords and the lords suddenly lose their magic.You think you know what she's talking about. Wrong! You have to go and read her NY Times op-ed to get the real story.
The beauty who rejects the gnome at the start is furious when he turns around and betrays her, humiliating her before the world. And the giant brothers looming over the action justifiably feel they’ve provided the keys to the castle and want their reward. One is more trusting than the other, but both go berserk, feeling they’ve been swindled after entering into a legitimate business compact.
The antisocial nerd, surrounded by his army of slaving minions, has been holed up making something so revolutionary and magical that it turns him into a force that could conquer the world.
The towering brothers battle to get what they claim is their fair share of the glittering wealth that flows from the obsessive gnome’s genius designs.
The gnome, remarkably, invents a way to hurl yourself through space and meet up with somebody at the other end.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Dowd Dazzles with Her Review of "The Social Network"
Maureen Dowd does a wonderful switcheroo...