So here’s the full trailer for The Social Network. When I first heard about this movie I rolled my eyes and moved along. I was also very disappointed that David Fincher was wasting his time making movies about the internet. Same goes for Max Minghella. (This was during a news cycle when people were announcing that they were making movies based on Monopoly and X-Men reboots. I wasn’t thrilled about much that week.)
So I dismissed this movie as a waste of time and watched a million other trailers. Then they started releasing those teasers and I realized that David Fincher is no fool, he wouldn’t choose make a movie unless it was about something that mattered. Facebook does matter, sure I hate it, but it changed the internet. And there was a surprising amount of drama behind the scenes. Also this movie had to be made quickly. Much like anything to do with Facebook, people will only care about it for a few seconds.
About the stars. I don’t like Jesse Eisenberg. He seems to be the only young Jewish actor around these days… sigh. His fast-paced line delivery and bad posture drives me nuts. Oh well, he’ll probably do a good job. (But honestly, he’s never even tried to change his voice or mannerisms in any of his movies, and he’s done a huge variety of movies.) Andrew Garfield, now there’s a name you know. He’s the new Spider-Man! I hated Tobey Maguire with a vengeance, so anyone new is good. As for this guy… I’m reserving my judgement for a few more months. Justin Timberlake. Why can’t this guy get roles like this all the time? He’s a funny guy and not a bad actor. Then there’s Max Minghella, playing the bad guy, awesome. He’s got a flare that no one can beat.
Click on the poster to watch the trailer.