Who has 500 million Friends?

You might find it pointless and useless, or addictive and the best invention since sliced bread, it all depends on where you’re coming from. Personally, I do have a Facebook account to keep in touch with friends that I don’t get to meet that often. For that purpose Facebook is indeed brilliant. In all other aspects I find it extremely overrated.
Those stupid little entries; “Enjoying a glass of wine on the porch” or “Watching a movie”. Who seriously cares except for the one posting it on their own wall? Judging from how most peopel utilize Facebook, I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook more often than not serves as a tool to spy on former boyfriends or girlfriends, a social popularity contest or mental masturbation brag tool.

But it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t revolutionized how we keep in contact with people around us and how we are networking. And it also have turned personal integrity upside down in the way it tracks your every wherabout online and interlace with basically every second website today.

Still, never in my life did I ever think I would ever be interested in watching a film about Facebook or its CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg. But I have to admit, as soon as “The Social Network” premieres at a theatre near me, I will be first in line to get a ticket. And the main reason is that it is spelled Mr David Fincher.

Fincher, the resident house god here at Kuriosa Randoma, is the director behind the film, and judging from his past directorial cinematic happenings (Fight Club, Se7en, Panic Room, Zodiac, the Game, Curious Case of Benjamin Button) we might very well have this year’s best movie in front of us. Fincher can do no wrong, and in case you are going to hold Alien 3 against him, then I can inform you that Alien 3 was only 25% Fincher’s vision and 75% Fox movie studio’s vision. HA!

The Social Network premieres in USA Oct 1st and should be out in Europe pretty soon there after.

Here’s the official trailer in the meantime.

So far the movie has received fantastic reviews of which several is calling it one of the best films of the 21st century, and it is a frontrunner for a Best Picture nomination. But I suspect that the people at Facebook’s HQ and Zuckerberg are less than happy with the film’s unflattering portrayal of them.

So call me a fullfledged cynic, but raise your hand if you, just like me, think it is more than a pure coincidence that Zuckerberg happens to donate $100 million to the public school system in Newark, N.J., (a crime ridden town outside NY and also a town Zuckerberg never visited) a week before the movie opens?

You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies, eh?.


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