social media is destroying our planet! no one talks to each other. people’s mouths are shrinking and vanishing. yesterday i sent a text message and a nearby tree fell over and instantly died. a sinkhole opened up because of all the time we wasted on youtube
i think it’s most certainly aiming for that completely satirical edge (i was super surprised when my audience took it straight & hardly laughed, pike’s a scream) but i do think it bares fincher’s limitations in articulating those things
I think what I’m trying to say is that the story is so inherently ridiculous that it doesn’t require someone who knows how to satire something to pull the satire out of it so I may or may not agree with you about Fincher’s limitations since even someone like Clint Eastwood could film that screenplay and I’d still think it was a hysterical send-up.