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Postby MovieWes » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:23 pm

It seems that I disagree with almost everyone on this board. I think it's one of the best trailers of the year, possibly even one of the best of the past 3 years. I'm totally jazzed for this movie.

I also disagree that this should be a light-hearted affair. The story behind Facebook is actually a very interesting story about greed and corruption. I'm not sure if you know this, but Mark Zuckerberg, the president and co-founder of Facebook, became the youngest billionaire in history by stabbing his friends and co-workers in the back and his best friend, Eduardo Saverin, ended up suing him for $600 million. There's nothing light-hearted about the subject matter, and I think the trailer conveys this very well.




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Postby rolotomasi99 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:14 pm

Sorkin can certainly be a bit much at times, but he can sometimes be a source of great humor and insight. THE WEST WING was brilliant television and CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR was a great history lesson and a funny movie.

I thought a movie about Facebook sounded like a dreadful idea, but I figured at least Sorkin could bring some wit and charm to it. However, the selection of David Fincher as director seemed to negate any fun Sorkin brought. Fincher is brilliant with creeping dread (ZODIAC) and dark humor (FIGHT CLUB), but this type of film needed a light touch.

The trailer only confirms my worst fears. This movie looks absolutely dreary. It was as if Fincher thought he was making something dark and heavy like THE VERDICT or WALL STREET, when instead he should have gone for light and fun like TUCKER: THE MAN AND THE DREAM.

Maybe the trailer does not represent the movie well, but if it does I think we have a disaster on our hands.
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Postby Mister Tee » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:34 am

dws1982 wrote:
Franz Ferdinand wrote:Having just seen that Aaron Sorkin wrote this movie, my interest has risen 500%.

Unfortunately, mine drops by a comparable amount. I like some of the actors in this, and Fincher is usually interesting, but I don't think I can take two hours of Sorkin smugness.

I'm with you. Fincher's films I always view as A-prospects, but, for me, Sorkin found his niche as a network TV writer (not HBO/SHO level) and the trailer makes this look more like a Sorkin effort than a Fincher.

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Postby Okri » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:39 am

dws1982 wrote:
Franz Ferdinand wrote:Having just seen that Aaron Sorkin wrote this movie, my interest has risen 500%.

Unfortunately, mine drops by a comparable amount. I like some of the actors in this, and Fincher is usually interesting, but I don't think I can take two hours of Sorkin smugness.

Agreed, though I dislike Fincher as well.

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Postby dws1982 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:07 am

Franz Ferdinand wrote:Having just seen that Aaron Sorkin wrote this movie, my interest has risen 500%.

Unfortunately, mine drops by a comparable amount. I like some of the actors in this, and Fincher is usually interesting, but I don't think I can take two hours of Sorkin smugness.

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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:33 pm

Having just seen that Aaron Sorkin wrote this movie, my interest has risen 500%.

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Postby Sabin » Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:24 am

I deactivated my facebook account last month, and I cannot wait for this movie.
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Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:27 pm

Why do I want a movie about the creation of Facebook to bomb? Why?
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Postby MovieWes » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:59 pm

The trailer is online, and I have to say... I think we might have our Best Picture frontrunner.

http://www.seat42f.com/the-social-network-movie-trailer.html




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