I was recently invited to see the advance screening of The Social Network, a movie based off of Mark Zuckerberg’s journey to becoming the worlds youngest billionaire as the founder of Facebook. The movie opener is set for October 1, 2010.
Security was high and they checked our cell phones at the door. I arrived 30 minutes prior to the start and was beside myself because of the irony in waiting to see a movie about social media without being able to use it. I took it upon myself to use the time to connect with others I know from our social media community here in Minneapolis. These are some of the people who always make an experience better for me. Follow them on Twitter! Phil Wilson, Mykl Roventine, Ivan Nunez, Kay Loire, Paul Debettingnies and more. Thanks to Designer of Things Mykl Roventine for suggesting we write little 140 character notes on paper and throw them at each other as a substitute for tweeting.
My response to the movie: Two thumbs up. The actor who plays the character of Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg, did a great job in the role. This is the story of someone who took simple everyday experiences, found a niche, followed his passion and worked hard for his success. His transparency came through in the movie and I liked the way it demonstrated Zuckerberg is flawed and like all of us has made mistakes, learned lessons and grown. Furthermore, that the way intellectual property was portrayed by the legal teams and the characters in the movie was compelling! I am sure people will refer to it as “The Facebook Movie” or “The Movie About Facebook,” But I understand why they couldn’t use the name in the film title.
This movie is about going after something that you care about, knowing who your friends are and more. I sat next to Ivan E Nunez and liked his quote: “Also, about greed, envy, disillusion, jealousy…plus, don’t you want to know how this community got started?
What do you think?