“The Social Network” Movie

This weekend the movie The Social Network hits theaters. It is expected to do quite well. Some have even said that the $25 million opening weekend predictions are conservative.

In searching the reviews on Saturday a negative view was difficult to find. One blogger on IMDB states, “Every aspect of the film is handled just so; from the gorgeous cinematography to the great cast, from the fitting editing to the unforgettable writing. The Social Network is, perhaps, the film of the year. It’s timely and timeless, a combination that few films can ever hope to achieve.”

The movie follows the life of the credited creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg from the idea and through the online bricks and mortar process of building the site.

The movie also chronicles the controversy of the allegations that Zuckerberg in essence stole the website. The films shows the entire process including the trials leading up to the dissolution of the partnership between Zuckerberg and his friends and partners.

Because of the controversy it will be interesting to see how the movie does at the box office and what impact, positive or negative, it has on the social media world and facebook itself.

On a different but interesting note, Mark Zuckerberg himself recently promised the Newark Public School System 100 million dollars. The gift is extraordinary and will make more of a difference than most can imagine for the children of that area. However there are those who feel that Zuckerberg only wanted to offset the possible fallout his reputation could take from the movie. So far no such fallout has occurred.

One funny fact about the movie that is otherwise irrelevant, the actor who plays Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg, also starred in the 2009 movie Zombieland. In that movie his character states that the best thing about Zombieland is that “There are no Facebook status updates”. 😉

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