Tuesday, 17 of October of 2017

Is the world ready for a Facebook movie?

It seems like yesterday that the only way to find out what your friends were up to was to bust down their door and demand an answer. People came and went, and only the best of friends stayed in touch. In such a small amount of time, that random person in your biology class has evolved from a stranger you never wanted to see again, to someone who you now know every detail about, right down to the specifics of their personal life, including where they are going out for dinner, what kind of day they’re having, maybe even what they were doing about 2 seconds ago. My, how time flies.

There have been several advances in technology that have lead to this change, but it is arguable that it was mostly due to the social networking medium –Facebook (with a small shout out to MySpace, of course).

What makes it seem as if time is going by even faster is the fact that a movie is already in the making about the origins of Facebook (as if it has been around since the beginning of time). Hollywood really doesn’t waste time anymore. Of course, why should they? Facebook has evolved from a small social site for college students to a worldwide social networking phenomenon (or obsession, in some cases) in a matter of just a few years. Now, friends and families from all over the world stay in touch; businesses can easily reach out to customers and total strangers can grow virtual farming crops with one another.

To put it simply, Facebook is here to stay.

So, here we are at last. Coming soon to a theater near you, is Facebook’s motion picture titled, “The Social Network”. The movie goes into detail about Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, (played by Zombieland’s Jesse Eisenberg) bringing a vivid display of all of his trials and tribulations in creating Facebook to the big screen. While a few may be crying, “Too soon!”, I personally believe that this could be quite an entertaining movie. The site is so imbedded into our daily lives, and I think it is important to take a step back and find out how it all began. A little history could be a good thing.

This is Hollywood, however, so we can assume a little spice will be added to that history. But, then, isn’t that why we go to the movies in the first place?

Expect a more detailed review from the Bresette team when the movie comes out October 1st.

Posted August 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm by Mike Pickowicz


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