"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."
The first full trailer for the upcoming geek-age drama The Social Network has made its debut today. It's a wistful tale that hearkens back all the way to the year 2003: A time that is now all too alien to us since records back then remain sketchy at best, as they were preserved in makeshift hieroglyphics. What started on the campus of Harvard University as an attempt to create a simple student directory for a "Hot or Not?" website would evolve into a billion dollar industry that helped solidify the world-wide cultural phenomenon of social networks. It's full of smart-ass wiz-kids, sex, betrayal, and it even has some of the future faces of Marvel Comics cinema in the new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield and the X-Men's new Banshee Caleb Landry Jones.
Are you ready to take in the story of how some college kids created a billion-dollar empire at a time when you were sitting at home playing Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker? Yup, it's time to re-assess your life!
The film, which stars Zombieland's Jesse Eisenberg hits theaters on October 1.
What about you? Does this film seem appealing? Or is it working a bit too hard to overdramatize?