Tech fans around the world were looking for a new movie, a new movie about life in the tech world, the next Pirates of Sillicon Valley. When we started hearing rumblings of the “Facebook Movie” we were originally thinking it would be an egotiscitcal diatribe to Mark Zuckerberg. Mixed reviews were out on the not even 30 year old CEO of the largest social network in the world, let’s see how it looked on the big screen…
We quickly fell in love with the Social Network. It was as driving as the original Wall Street (Wall Street 2 sucked), it had the drive of Boiler Room or Glen Garry Glen Ross. It had the yelling and screaming of pirates, well not exactly we never saw Zuckerberg walk into the office of the Winklevoss twins to see the twins turn around and say “YOU STOLE FROM US”… but nonetheless Awesomesauce doesn’t even describe the movie.
The only movie that I would anticipate more is “The Towns” The story of AOL’s Tim Armstrong, Tech Crunch’s Michael Arrington and Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky. (we are kind of seeing that one playout on Business Insider)
But back to the story of the moment. The Social Network opened with a minimum release before going to a lot more theaters, flanked by some of the best billboards we’ve ever seen in New York City. And tonight at the Golden Globes it won Best Picture, Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin), Best Score (Trent Reznor) , and Best Director (David Fincher)
Mark Zuckerberg told 60 minutes that at first he wasn’t going to even see the movie and then at the last minute he took the entire Facebook staff to see it. We saw it in San Fransico while we were in town for CTIA back in October. The movie is great if you haven’t seen it go rent it now.