Movie Review: The Social Network

I wrote it last week, just as I came back from a special press screening of The Social Network Movie, which will be released on October 28th, courteously provided by the lovely and amazing guys at Cineklik (with no strings attached as usual).

Let me just start by saying that everyone who is into Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, creativity and how new ideas are born, or just plain corporate ball games needs to watch this movie.

The plot amazingly intertwines the evolution of human relations and synergies with how ideas grow, expand and catch on. It also asks the eternal questions of: What gets people creative? Why do we do the things we do? What is right and what is wrong? What is the worth of an idea? What is the best business model for a DOT – COM? In short it is about how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and the players who pitched in, in all the different ways. And how they all search for the absolute truth.

It is the first movie in a very long while that makes me want to talk about it for hours and hours non-stop – This is the genius of the script, the brilliance of the actors and how it all well resonates with our fast paced realities and the “Youth” being the movers and shakers in this Business Era, while lawyers and far more experienced people try to grasp the ideas.

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I loved how it explores what made Facebook different from the Hi5, Myspace and Friendsters of the time, and zooms into how each element of the facebook profiles evolved.  It is true magic how every player in a company plays a certain role to peg it forward, but then again not all of them are recognized…. Well I will not say more, you have to watch the movie to get the train of philosophical analysis rolling.

The final thing I want to add is that it will turn into a cult movie that will elevate the pedestal Facebook as brand is on both among Technocrats, Entrepreneurs, SM Freaks and wannabees. In my opinion it is the best product placement feat since “Career Opportunities” and it came spot in the next wave of the 2nd Dot-Com boom. Using Facebook, after watching the movie, simply becomes a religious experience. Try it!

Disclaimer: This is NOT a solicited review, the movie simply rocks.

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  1. Joe'sBox’s avatar

    Nice post Darine, I have to watch that movie for sure :O)

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  2. ritakml’s avatar

    Can’t wait to watch it now :D Thanks for the review!

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  3. Saad Al Dosari’s avatar

    Thanks Darine for this enthusiastic quick review … I am watching the movie because of this review :)

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    1. Darine Sabbagh’s avatar

      I am sure you will LOVE it !

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  4. Danielle’s avatar

    Great review Darine! I will have to go see it! (along with “Despicable Me” for reasons we spoke about earlier, lol lol)

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    1. Darine Sabbagh’s avatar

      Hurry up before despicable me goes out of 3D :)

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  5. Marketing Blog’s avatar

    The book had more of the “wow” effect. The movie interpretation is somehow less juicy…

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    1. Darine Sabbagh’s avatar

      Movies are always worse than books.

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