Anytime you have a combination documentary (profile and social action) like The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, one part is bound to let you down. The first half of the film, depicting Aaron Swartz as a wunderkind with a greater sense of social responsibility than his older contemporaries, is fantastic and makes the inevitable punch of the last ten minutes hit harder. But the social justice section of the film is just not as captivating as Swartz’s personal life. He did a lot of good in his life, and his legacy continues inspiring people today, and director Brian Knappenberger does an adequate job in portraying that. I just wish we got to see more of the man instead of the circus that surrounded him.