News about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s life being made into a movie spread earlier this year – with people having different reactions. Some are quite excited about it, others merely chuckle at the thought. What’s for sure is that it is getting a lot of attention.
The movie is due to be released in October, and in July, we saw the full trailer of The Social Network. Here it is, in case you didn’t get to see it.
I have to admit – in spite of the overly dramatic treatment, the trailer makes the movie seem interesting.
This is not the main reason for this post, though. The release of the full trailer spawned other “trailers” of movies about social networks. Some people have a lot of time on their hands, and the temptation of poking more fun at Facebook (in spite of or because of its popularity, you tell me) is just too big to resist.
“The Twit Network” is my favorite – as the title says, it is Rated Awesome!
It latches on to the drama of the original but makes it so hilarious that you can’t help but want the movie to be real. That should make for a good background movie on a night of geeky revelry.
Here’s another “trailer,” this time of MySpace. I don’t really use my MySpace account, but this video about the “other” social network will introduce you to Tom, the guy who built his own empire. It’s not as well-crafted as the other two videos, but you can’t leave MySpace out of the picture.
And that, folks, is what happens when you make movies of people like Mark Zuckerberg. So tell me, are you going to watch The Social Network?