The first full-length trailer for The Social Network is up, appropriately enough, on YouTube:
There’s no doubt that the inception of Facebook has been a significant development in internet consumption; and it’s one of the most interesting business stories out there. But after a decade of startups promising to redefine how we use the internet, the “this is going to change everything” rhetoric is a little tired.
So from this trailer, this movie could be any – or all – of the following:
- Deeply fascinating
- A trite waste of time
- Mildly entertaining
- Creepy (as underscored by the cover of Radiohead’s Creep that the trailer is set to)
- A way to spend two hours ostensibly with people while paradoxically not interacting with anyone or anything except a glowing screen
Sounds like the perfect movie about Facebook.