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The King's Speech vs the Social Network? Which one is better?

Updated on August 25, 2011

These two movies were the favorites for the 2011 Oscars. Although the King's Speech won four Oscars while the Social Network only won three, which one was really a better movie? The debate rages on below:

The Social Network

Plot: featuring the story of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, it tells the tale of how young Zuckerberg became the youngest billionaire. It includes the heart-wrenching story of his friend Edwardo and how he and his friend became entangled in a court case involving $600,000 against each other.

OSCARS WON: Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay

The King's Speech

Plot: This movie tells the story of King George VI's struggle with his stutter. Thrust onto the crown, King George had to overcome his impediment in order to succeed as a king, speech-making being an essential part in the role of a leader. The King's Speech shows us how he overcame this obstacle, with the help of his supportive wife, his speech therapist and his dazzling determination.

OSCARS WON: Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper), Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Original Screenplay



Debates: In looking at the Oscars awarded, it is obvious that the King's Speech came out the big winner since it had a lot of the most important Oscars such as Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. However, a lot of people had their money on The Social Network. It recieved dazzling review from critics and won the hearts of millions.

Check out the table below and then read the conclusion

The King's Speech
The Social Network
I felt for the main character
I felt kind of distant
I always knew exactly what was happening
I was a bit confused
It was set in a different time period so it was a little less relatable.
Since it was set in the twenty-first century, it was really relatable.
It had OK music
It had really good music (won an oscar for it)
COLIN FIRTH WAS AN AMAZING ACTOR.
I didn't really feel for Jesse Eisenberg

WINNER: I definitely think that The King's Speech is my favorite. Honestly, I just didn't feel the same emotional connection with The Social Network. I felt so terrible for Albert (King George VI) in the beginning of the movie I swear I felt tears. With The Social Network, I was kind of put off by the fact that Facebook was at first designed to rate girls on campus. I felt terrible for poor Edwardo, and I don't know but Mark Zuckerberg kind of seemed like a jerk to me in the movie (not that this says anything about him in real life). The ending was also really abrupt and kind of unfulfilling. The King's Speech was absolutely adorable, Colin Firth and all the other cast were amazing and the movie was so wonderful in making you understand the king's emotions and choices. It was absolutely amazing. If you can watch one of these, watch the King's Speech first.

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      YadiraE 

      6 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Although I highly enjoyed both movies, my vote goes The Social Network. Zuckerberg was kind of a jerk, but I liked that. The main character doesn't always have to be hero. The cinematography was superb and the score was amazing!

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