The Social Network is not for me

It’s only fitting that the site that was created to waste everyone’s valuable time has been made into a movie, that looks like it will waste everyone’s valuable time. Many people on my twitter stream (of all places) have been shouting out how much they’d love to watch The Social Network (the Facebook movie), and I just can’t understand why.

Ever since it was first talked about last year, I thought it was a joke, then a dumb idea. It seemed like something College Humor would jump on, not a movie studio. The newest trailer (below), released last week, even looks kind of College Humor-ish. It’s over-dramatic and I’m pretty sure has a few exaggerations. I couldn’t see the creation of a website being as exciting as it was. I’m sure Mark Zuckerberg became quite popular, and thanks to all the blog posts and interviews out there, we all know the issues he faced getting it off the ground, but is it worth about 2hrs of my time?

This movie also answers the question “Is Hollywood out of ideas?” with a resounding YES. What ever happened to waiting a few years to reflect back on the relevance of a cultural phenomenon? I’d much rather watch this if it was made a few years down the road.

All this being said, I’ll still go see the movie when it comes out on October 1, 2010. I won’t go into it with the most open of minds, but if I end up liking it I’ll fully admit it, and then blog my love.

What’s your opinion on the movie? Agree/Disagree with me, and WHY?

Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet:

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About Sean Bailey
Social media specialist who also happens to be a tech geek that's addicted to reading, movies, music, sports and coffee. Anything said on this blog is my opinion (obviously).

3 Responses to The Social Network is not for me

  1. Maria says:

    HI Sean!

    While I thought the same way you did when I first heard that they were making a “Facebook movie”, I’ve recently changed my viewpoint – after seeing the trailer. I don’t mind that it’s overdramatic and exaggerated – I mean, it is a hollywood movie after all. I guess what changed my mind was that it actually seems like a serious movie on how Zuckerberg got started with Facebook. And aren’t we all curious on how this all got started (even if it’s in a form of a “hollywood movie”)? At least I am. Plus, it is directed by David Fincher and I’ve liked several of his movies (se7en, Fight Club, Benjamin Button).

  2. Sean Bailey says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Maria!

    Because Fight Club is one of my favourite movies of all time, I’ll give you the Fincher point, but the rest we’ll have to agree to disagree 🙂

  3. Pingback: The Social Network made me eat my words « In Sean's Opinion

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