Have you made time in your schedule to see The Facebook Movie The Social Network? Well, if not, allow me to not-so-subtly suggest that you do. Whether you are a Frequent Facebook User (and let’s be real, you probably are) or not, the film is definitely worth checking out.
For starters, the film was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher (“Seven”, “Fight Club” etc.), and their styles combined together make the film absolutely addictive–that and the fact that most viewers are already addicted to the film’s subject matter make it a must see for all, but especially Generation Y (who I speculate will soon be known as The Facebook Generation, cheesy? Yes.).
The movie is great, and I’ll be the first to admit that when I heard a film about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s life was in the works, I sighed. After all, how exciting could his life really be? He was a genius who went to Harvard, basically over night wrote the program for Facebook, and if you’ve ever seen the guy make a public announcement, you know he is as socially awkward as they come (no wonder he developed a website that allows you to meet girls and discover their current relationship status without ever needing to talk to them, not to mention you can also “poke” them).
But, his awkwardness (which was perfectly portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg) aside, the film is highly entertaining. It’s interesting to see all the things that were going on behind the scenes when we were just being introduced to Facebook six years ago, and all the drama and changes that have occurred since its founding. If you are one of the very, very few people that have yet to join the 500 million of us on Facebook, this movie is sure to convert you, because if there’s one thing the film portrays well it’s Zuckerberg’s unwavering passion to keep Facebook from becoming “just another social networking website”, and turning it into a vital platform for everyday life. Everyday life, people, are you okay with missing out on that? In case you didn’t hear, internet users now spend more time on Facebook than on Google.
Of course Mark Zuckerberg didn’t assist in the writing or production of the movie, and with several differing accounts of the “Founding of Facebook” it’s hard to tell how much of the film is actually true. But, once you’ve seen the movie, check out this link, for The Ten Most Glaring Lies in The Social Network, and when you’re done with that you can view Mark’s interview with Oprah.