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Fincher's The Social Network gets a FANTASTIC trailer!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Here's an early contender for Best Trailer of the Year. I'm not kidding, I'm so in love with this trailer I want to marry it.

I hope this movie does gangbusters and studios start re-learning the lost art of the teaser trailer. David Fincher, great trailer, interesting story... I think we're in for a big winner here. Even if the movie sucks we'll always have the trailer! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • June 25, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    not first benjamin button

    by strykebr

    I hope this flick is less than 2hrs 40 mins, I just watch CCOBB the other day and nearly the poster & the trailer

  • June 25, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

  • June 25, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    yeah that was badass

    by Dharma4

    very good.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by Dharma4

    ...No. Great stuff.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    not excited about the premise yet...

    by soup74

    hopefully that will change.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    oh my GOD i'm so excited for this

    by Greenleaf1

    Every piece of information that has come out about this movie has only made my expectations get higher. Aaron Sorkin script....Fincher directing....casting Eisenberg/Garfield Timberlake...the poster...and now this trailer. I'm going to try as hard as possible not to see the theatrical trailer when it comes out, because I don't want another word of what I can assume will be another Sorkin masterpiece of a script to be ruined for me when I finally see this film. I'm already sold.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    all that good will be wiped out by the full trailer

    by ahdvd

    mark my words, the full trailer will be out in no time to erase this from people's minds and include loads of MTV/michal bay style flash cuts while the musical score from the island plays, mark my words dammit!

  • June 25, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Favorite Line:

    by Greenleaf1

    "If you guys were the inventors of Facebook....(whispers) you'd have invented Facebook."

  • June 25, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    This trailer fucked my eyeballs!!!

    by Faggoteer

    Look interesting!

  • June 25, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    is that for real?

    by infundibula

    I'm still looking forward to the movie itself, but that trailer was a joke. if the teaser trailer is bordering on self-parody, I'm a little worried about the movie. "2200?" "No, 22 THOUSAND!!!!!!!!" gimme a break

  • June 25, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    This is basically lost on me.

    by StarryNight

    I know what facebook is, but I've probably only actually used it for a grand total of 3 hours since its creation. I think it's way too soon to warrant a movie like this being made, considering we don't really know what the legacy of facebook will ultimately be. Sure, we all think it's the bee's knees right now, but people would have said the same thing about Myspace a few years back. People would have said the same thing about twitter a few months back and already the tweet-mania is dying down. This movie is guaranteed to either cement facebook's status as an important and genuinely legitimate institution/service or prove once and for all that anyone over the age of 23 doesn't quite grasp the fleeting, fickle nature of the internet phenomenon.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    The Binary Cult


    So, this douchebag steals someone else's idea, ices everyone out till he's forced to pay at least $65 million in a settlement, and he's worth making a movie about? So, who's going to play Bernie Madoff in 2012? <p> Facebook: Let's all get in line to join the Binary Cult...

  • June 25, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Just too bad about Justin TImberlake being in it

    by IndustryKiller!

    I cannot in good conscience support that guys acting career.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Tinberlake

    by texmexchexmix

    Seriously, did you not see Black Snake Moan or Southland Tales?

  • June 25, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    SORKIN'S The Social Network

    by The Ringwraith

    I like Fincher, but Sorkin is the star of his Projects and the reason to see this. Interestingly, Sorkin's scripts have always been realised by relatively anonymous or uninteresting directors, the most notable being Mike Nichol on Charlie Wilson's War (which was some of Nichol's most anonymous and uninteresting work). The idea of Sorkin's brilliant dialogue realised with vision is very very exciting for me.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    What about Rob Reiner?


    I've always thought A FEW GOOD MEN was Sorkin's highpoint in feature film scripts. The man's touch is golden.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST


    by Scalvador

    Oh. Fuckin' great trailer, great poster. It's Fincher, so I'm sold.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Amazing video about Fincher

    by Er@serheaH

    Make of it what you will:

  • June 25, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    If you say so, Quint.

    by ebonic_plague

    I wasn't underwhelmed by that trailer, but it wasn't quite as overwhelmingly awesome to me as it was to you. <p> I supposed it was just whelming. I was whelmed. Whelmed enough that I might see a movie about Facebook starring Kickass, which is actually pretty whelming, even if it is Sorkin/Fincher. <p> No, I don't know what I meant here, either.

  • June 25, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Looks interesting.

    by The Dark Nolan

    I hated Fincher's last film, nice to see he may be back on track.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    No question about it.

    by gotilk

    That is indeed a hell of a teaser trailer.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    in ten years, when 'facebook' is just a memory,

    by frank cotton

    it will be, 'they actually made a film about it?'

  • June 25, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    No seriously, are you kidding?

    by Jay_Lenos_Ugly_Wife

    What was special about that trailer?

  • June 25, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Quint, I want my 1:11 back.

    by JediTray

  • June 25, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Ya, no thanks

    by MaxCalifornia.

    Oh come on, what's with the over the top ULTRA DRAMATIC OMINOUS CHORDS...for a movie about FACEBOOK?!

  • June 25, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Trailer fucking sucks, movie doesn't sound too interesting

    by TheWaqman

    either. The problem with this is that they're trying to sell this as something similar to Mann's masterpiece "The Insider".'s about fucking Facebook. So I don't give a shit. And it's from Fincher post Benjamin Button. I'll watch, but there will be much better films coming out this year. Good to see Andrew Garfield is in this though, dude's promising.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Imagine if Paul Thomas Anderson made MYSPACE: THE MOVIE...

    by Nosferatu Jones

    ...5 years ago. Then maybe you'll understand how stupid and dated this film will be in 2015.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    His Scientology movie sounds so dope

    by TheWaqman

    fucking lame studios putting it on hold in order to make Transformers 6: Return to Pandora.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Quint must get excited over his own turds

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Because this looks like shit

  • June 25, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by Scalvador

    Not sure I would call that video 'amazing'....'tenuous' would be closer to the mark.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST


    by misterk360

    Really, is this the best Fincher can do these days?

  • June 25, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    TexMex, TImberlake was HORRIBLE in Southland Tales

    by IndustryKiller!

    the drug sequence with him mugging the camera while lipsynching The Killers and pouring obvious watered beer on himself was so bad it bordered on parody. He's a fucking overactor, he doesn't have an ounce of natural to him. He's one of those guys who mistakes TRYING. RRRRRREALLY. HARD. for good acting. and furthermore if you liked Southland Tales kill yourself.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Rule #1: Cardio. Rule #2, Don't talk about Rule #1

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    This is trailer of the year? You're fucking joking, right?

  • June 25, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    I've never used Facebook. Is it like Talkback?

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 25, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Just WTF was so great about that trailer?

    by Toe Jam

    I thought it was very unremarkable. Am I missing something here?

  • June 25, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Anyone here could have made that trailer

    by ThrowMeTheIdol

    I can see anticipating the movie itself but that trailer wasn't anything.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones...

    by Scalvador

    No offence, but you come across as a fucking retard. This film isn't about the shitty fad that is Facebook, it's about the cloak and dagger shit that went down during it's formation. THAT is where the story is. Whether or not it's an interesting story has NOTHING to do with the irritation one feels watching millions of people place more importance on a shitty web page than their actual here-and-now lives. Why can't you fucking people get you're heads around this? By your rationale, Fincher is a retard for making Zodiac because he hasn't been in the papers for 30 fucking years. I get that you hate Facebook. I fucking loath it myself, and hate the fact that I have to explain to everyone I know why I don't have my own and don't want one, but it doesn't mean there isn't an interesting story to tell. I mean, Stephen Glass was a lying cunt whom I have no respect for, but it doesn't mean I can't watch Shattered Glass and enjoy it.

  • June 25, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Southland Tales was HORRIBLE in Justin Timberlake

    by david_boreanez_cunt_hairz

    Seriously, that movie blew donkey

  • June 25, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Kinda played like the Pinkberry the Movie trailer

    by annie_michael_hall

    That has been floating around the net the past few days. Seemed way too over the top and self-important. Come on Quint.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Sets the right tone...

    by NzYme

    Even though it was Fincher I thought it might go a little campy but the trailer sets a different tone and it's for the better

  • June 25, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Scalvador: You're right.

    by Nosferatu Jones

    I meant to say: Imagine if Stanley Kubrick had made AIN'T IT COOL NEWS: THE MOVIE in 1999, and you'll realize how stupid and dated this movie will be in 2021.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by The Funketeer

    The movie is not about Facebook, it's about the guys who created it and it's really an interesting story when you look at all that went on. Whether Facebook is around in 5 years or not is irrelevant.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by JonChambers

  • June 25, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Okay seriously though...

    by Double M

    I am one to usually put down all the fanboys on here for ripping apparently cool shit apart...but that was gay.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Haha, nice

    by TheFlyingWasp

    David Fincher is one of the few directors who can make a serious and dramatic take on the creation of facebook. But it's supposed to have some humor in it as well which does make sense.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    ya good teaser...

    by WeylandYutani

    Very old school. And if anyone can make this compelling it's Fincher - I don't care what you Benjamin Button haters say.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    ya good teaser...

    by WeylandYutani

    Very old school. And if anyone can make this compelling it's Fincher - I don't care what you Benjamin Button haters say.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    The problem with MYSPACE:The Movie

    by gotilk

    Would be that there's not much of a story behind the creation of MySpace featuring betrayal, social retards making a social website and MySpace isn't the biggest website on the planet. I hate Facebook, too. I'd never use it. Period. But this IS a compelling story. But I'm sick of telling people who always assume I either like or use Facebook just because I know this is a great story. Yawn. Don't go see it. Your loss.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Looks good and Timberlake was great in Alpha Dog

    by Griefo

    Stoked for this and Paul Thomas Anderson's Scientology movie. Does that have a release date yet?

  • June 25, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Ripping on Facebook

    by mondocane

    FaceBook is a waste of time. People spending all day going back to their computers, checking updates and spouting off their opinions. And to strangers for the most part! Hardly even know the people on the list, if at all!

  • June 25, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones

    by gotilk

    Kubrick wouldn't have made that movie, and that really is the point. You logic is seriously flawed. Whether or not we'll still be using Facebook has ZERO to do with the fact that this is a great story. We probably won't be. I'll never be. How about you? Are you a Facebook user? I bet a lot of you are. At least I'm not. Zuckerberg is, in many opinions, a sociopathic billionare who fucked over tons of people to get where he is. That's compelling not just because he's still doing it, but because those kinds of people ARE ALWAYS compelling. Do you think a film about WR Hearst would be a shitty movie because newspapers will be dead in 10 years? Nonsense. I hate Facebook as much as anyone here, but it doesn't blind me.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Do you people STILL think this movie is

    by gotilk

    about the site and its users? As if the fact that Facebook is a trash heap and the slum of the Internet is news. Shocking! I'm sure glad you're here to tell us because we'd never know.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Nosferatu Jones: I know I am

    by Scalvador

    Say hi to your mother for me.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    My God!

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Quint is such a faggot. I thought this was going to be good.

  • June 25, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Alpha Dog is TImberlakes worst performance

    by IndustryKiller!

    Ok guys seriously give me a fucking break with this. I know it sounds like Im just being contrarian here but I'm being forced into it. First of all Alpha Dog was a joke of a movie, secondly it encompasses exactly what i'm talking about with Timberlakes forced line delivery. Not to mention he's got sort of a staccato pausing in between his lines going on, I don't wanna say Shatner-esque, because that would imply it's charming. The guy is a bad actor, Im really fucking sick of giving every hack who can speak English without pissing his pants and passing out a pass as an actor. We shouldnt be lowering our standards for Justin TImberlake just because no one expects anything out of him. That's why we are currently losing an entire generation of young actors tot he likes of Zac Efron, who will never be believable in anything.

  • That is what it boils down to. He was honestly one of us, and he created an application on his own time, it caught on, and he went the Bill Gates route. If that shit ever happened to any one of us on here, we wouldn't be like, "nah, I don't wanna go commercial, having a bunch of endorsements and constant pussy tossed my way for being rich just wouldn't sit right with me."

  • June 25, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I've had zero interest in this film...

    by JTStarkiller

    ...but I actually really dug that trailer.

  • June 25, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I don't give a shit about facebook

    by punto


  • June 25, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by lennonisgod

    PTA's Scientology project is just okay.. it has potential.. but nothing like what I think people are expecting.

  • June 25, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Isn't this largely fiction?

    by Toe Jam

    It's based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires," right? I read that book played very fast and loose with the actual story, and pretty much is "speculative nonfiction" (if there can be such a thing) -- sort of like "The Perfect Storm," but with Facebook instead of a big wave.

  • June 25, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    excellent trailer..

    by exador

    and for the record, like atleast a few of you, i read the book this movie is based on, and it was one helluva compelling was a fantastic read from start to finish...zuckerberg is shown time and time again to have not only made the correct decisions business-wise, but also at the same time the absolute worst decisions as far as making or keeping friends. he literally either turned his back on people that were allies, or out and out double crossed them. That those choices turned out to be correct for the 'good of the project' so to speak, doesn't get him off the hook for being one of the most amoral and weasily people i've ever read about....undeniably he is a genius (read the book and see...facebook wasn't the first 'holy shit' idea this guy ever had......he'd already done that atleast twice before....and been offered millions for atleast one of those ideas...which he turned down...) smart smart smart dude...but the book or see this movie to see how completely fucking ruthless he was and is...super compelling stuff....if it's even half as good as the novel, it will be fucking incredible...

  • June 26, 2010, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Awesome Trailer, but...

    by Clomenhopper

    How come every time an awesome teaser trailer comes out, yall talking about "the lost art of the teaser trailer"?

  • June 26, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    hopefully its fincher's...

    by ranma627

    ...return to form. But Jesse Eisenberg. Fuck I hate that guy.

  • June 26, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Loved it when the word...

    by ObiBen

    ..TRAITOR appeared in the string of usual hyperboled adjectives. This one is on my radar, looking forward to see how this turns out.

  • June 26, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    What's embarrassing is Iron Man namechecked

    by Dingbatty

    MySpace, but now it's a ghost town.

  • June 26, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    When's the Friendster movie coming out?

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Can't wait for that one....

  • June 26, 2010, 1:01 a.m. CST


    by twindaggerturkey

    Fincher is good, though, I'll probably see it.^__^

  • June 26, 2010, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Fucking love Fincher BUT

    by batman713

    Quint wtf?! How the hell can you say this is a contender for best trailer of the year. Inceptions last trailer shits on anything that'll be released this year or the next or the whole fucking decade for that matter.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    yin and yang

    by redkamel

    cool trailer. Great work. too bad I dont give a fuck about a movie about facebook.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:36 a.m. CST

    For pity's sake

    by zer05um

    Somebody please just take Zuckerberg and dump him in a black hole - that way no more information about him can ever get out. The man is a toxic little shit and he and his ideas can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:39 a.m. CST

    It pains me that directors keep casting Timberlake.

    by CavalierGirl

    Even amongst bad actors, he's pretty bad. He's not natural at all. Not every pop star needs to be a triple threat. I wrote "porn star" at first.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    MEDIOCRE Trailer

    by the_scream

    Sorry, but this doesn't look that good. The close up of the actor Jesse Eisenberg takes you right out of the trailer because he's pretty well known. If it were about Jesse Eisenberg, that would be one thing. But it's not. So why does showing his face make any sense in the context of the trailer? It doesn't. An the big bold words on screen were done...I don't know... 30 years ago with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE! This will be a try hard thriller like 99% of American thrillers. Cliched, contrived and self-important.

  • June 26, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST

    how about a napster movie?

    by Potatino

    or the internet the movie, or toaster the movie, toasters are pretty interesting. potatoes, doornobs, these things deserve movies too!

  • June 26, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Napster movie

    by Bruce of all Trades

    ...starring Seth Green?

  • June 26, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Fantastic trailer, huh?

    by Bruce of all Trades

    I'm sorry, have we already started to felate Fincher and I'm late to the party? I guess we're forgetting about Alien 3, The Game and Panic Room. Now he's coming out with a movie about fucking Facebook, which sucks more cock than Paris Hilton after a night on the town. But the writer and cast (yeah, that's right, the cast) intrigue me, so I'm hoping this is a solid character driven drama.

  • June 26, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST

    napster the movie OST

    by Potatino

    the napster movie soundtrack has to be by Mettallica

  • June 26, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Cavaliergirl, I think STUDIOS cast Timberlake

    by IndustryKiller!

    I doubt the casting director has any say in it whatsoever. If TImberlake, a name brand for his equally shitty music if there ever was one, wants the part, he gets it on brand recognition and built in audience alone. It sucks.

  • June 26, 2010, 3 a.m. CST



    With quotes flashing up on the screen and audio snippets playing? WAY too avante garde. The audience will reject it.<p>Oh, wait...

  • June 26, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna share this trailer with all my friends!

    by strosmer

    I hope they all "like" it.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:08 a.m. CST


    by gotilk

    NOT "one of us". Not even remotely. If you really want to learn about it, read at least 2 points of view about how it all came about. "The Accidental Billionaires" and "The Facebook Effect". I think everyone is going to be VERY surprised at this film. Because I'm sensing pretty widespread misunderstanding about the film and about the man. And as an aside,a Napster movie would be a hell of a lot more interesting than any sports movie ever made.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Fincher + Sorkin = my ass in a seat.

    by Rev. Slappy

  • June 26, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Guys, you know it's a COMEDY right?

    by Pixelsmack

    That trailer's serious overtones is a parody of the concept. The film is a comedy/drama.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Fincher + Sorkin =

    by kwisatzhaderach

    cinematic greatness.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Bruce of all Trades

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Are you trying to suggest Alien 3, The Game and Panic Room are shit?

  • June 26, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST


    by mychuma

    at least it's something different than Sequal the Movie, the Sequal to the orginal Sequal movie :).

  • June 26, 2010, 3:53 a.m. CST

    If that's what you got out of my post, Muad Dib

    by Bruce of all Trades

    That says something about your level of comprehension. But to spell it out for you, no, I don't think they're shit. They're just not very good at all and at times right down mediocre.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    The Game is fantastic

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    This trailer however, is fucking atrocious.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST


    by gingerella

    Make bad cinema. Third only to Soccer and Tennis. I have no interest in watching a movie about a bunch of geeks who get rich and then go to court. Jesus Christ, David.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST

    That was Irony right?

    by bloodawn5

    Because that sucked and even had that Michael Cera stupid face he does in every movie at the end

  • June 26, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    I'm torn on this one...

    by Obnoxious_Username

    While I love Fincher and Sorkin, I don't find the subject interesting at all.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:51 a.m. CST


    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    That trailer was lame.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by The Penultimate Gunslinger

    I'm waiting for the Twitter movie.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    I don't get it

    by eggers

    Why do I want to see a film about Facebook? This teaser wasn't anything special and hasn't changed my mind.

  • June 26, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    That was brilliant

    by bobbyperusteeth

    Best trailer i've seen in a while. Can't wait.

  • June 26, 2010, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Great ! Shared it

    by oborostyle

    on my facebookprofile already. hope my friends like it !

  • June 26, 2010, 5:39 a.m. CST

    I have seen better trailers...

    by Lemure_v2

    If I'm capable of making that trailer, I don't consider it a good trailer.

  • June 26, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    bring it

    by barnaby jones

  • June 26, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Score sounds a lot like INCEPTION.

    by Se7en

    Even Fincher is feeling the effect of the mighty Nolan.

  • June 26, 2010, 7:09 a.m. CST

    they want your idea

    by oborostyle

    sounds a lot like leo. maybe inception is all about the dream you live in facebook. real love, real adventure. but it never happens and you die in front of your computer. in a grey chair.

  • June 26, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    FVMS: Facebook vs MySpace

    by Iowa Snot Client

    Whoever wins... we lose. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

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  • June 26, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Hit "Like" button

    by moviemaniac-7

    Sorry, had to... As a teaser it is probably the best since The Dark Knight. Love it, but I am a Fincher fan, one of the best directors working today.

  • June 26, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST


    by blackwood

    Menacing, sharp, quick, intriguing, relevant.

  • June 26, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Not impressed when does Myspace movie come out?

    by andrew coleman

    The real question is will the facebook movie be in 3D? This is such a bull shit idea and they got Fincher(sadly) to make it to try and make this a real movie. The bottom line is this a studio's attempt to get 14 year old idiots into the movies so when they see the trailers they go "I use Facebook! OMG!" this is pathetic and I hope this will bomb and Fincher moves on to something more interesting.

  • June 26, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by Wormie1

  • June 26, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Facebook+Timberlake+Boring Teaser

    by Wormie1

    Fincher is the one interesting element of this. I don't use Facebook, I'm not a Timberlake fan, and I can't see why anyone would find that teaser exciting - it's mildly intriguing at best.

  • June 26, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Inception's Teaser trailer was phenomenal

    by jazzgalaxy

    Guess you forgot about that one.

  • June 26, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    UM, FUCKING YAWN????????

    by manifestchaos

    Why does anyone give a flying fuck about this movie? What a boring goddamn idea. It's like that stupid Jim Sturgess/Kevin Spacey movie '21' except even less interesting because it's all true and nobody gets the shit beaten out of them.

  • June 26, 2010, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I'm suing for that minute back

    by Anything But Tangerines

    a billion dollars would be cool

  • June 26, 2010, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by awepittance

    welcome to the world of Hollywood hackery post-Button David Fincher

  • June 26, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Meh. I turned it off after I realized it wasn't really a trailer

    by Flip63Hole

    You can do this sort of crap in friggin' Power Point.

  • June 26, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I hope you marry that trailer

    by Akira Cowabunga

    and it fucking divorces you and takes you for all you're worth. It would serve you right for falling in love with such a stupid fucking trailer. WOW, you must be the most bored person on the planet to find this even remotely interesting. It's not old school, classic or even clever. It's just stupid.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale should make a YouTube film...

    by rosasaks

    Oh, wait.

  • June 26, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by mascan42

    They already did the Bill Gates/Steve Jobs story as a TV movie about 10 years ago, with Anthony Michael Hall & Noah Wyle.

  • June 26, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST realize that this is NOT about that, right?

    by dasheight

  • June 26, 2010, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Fucking idiots who think facebook is a fad

    by Jed

    This car shit will never catch on, horses rule! I'm never giving up my telegraph just to hear some retard breath on me. Go Morse! You can plug a typewriter into a tv set, who gives a shit.

  • June 26, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by Cobbio

    I like Fincher so any film he makes, I'm interested. That said, I'm not a Facebook guy at all, in fact I loathe Facebook and all its mind-numbing bullshit that I don't need to know about.<p> So a movie on the subject? Could be good, I'm thinking, since Fincher's never been a status quo guy.<p> Here's to hoping.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:02 p.m. CST

    LOL @ comparing facebook

    by Bruce of all Trades

    to the invention of the car or the telephone. Humanity is just growing dumber and dumber. It's pretty depressing.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Napster is actually more relevant

    by TheWaqman

    considering just how much it changed the face of the internet and piracy in general. Facebook will fade in a few years time, but I guess the story of it's birth was interesting stuff. Still don't care too much for this, and like I said they're trying to make this tonally similar to The Insider, only that was just so much more important in my eyes.

  • June 26, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST


    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Facebook will also fall into that category too. Just wait for it

  • June 26, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I agree with Bruce.


    The invention of the internet is more accurate. Facebook would be the invention of the air bag or... mud flaps. Yeah, mud flaps.

  • June 26, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    And can we all just pretend Benjamin Button never happened...

    by DanielKurland

    Zodiac is like an absolutely perfect movie. Just thinking about Hurdy Gurdy Man...

  • June 26, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by dasaroo

    Actually, this is the kind of trailer the studios crap out when they have nothing else to show yet. They must have had a deadline. Of course, it's Fincher, so of course I will see it when it comes out.

  • June 26, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This movie will be good because...

    by dasaroo

    Faceberg is an evil, evil little shit. He would sell your children and your Grandmother if it would make him another buck.

  • June 26, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Thoughts on Fincher

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Grave

    I somewhat agree with Ace of Wands that Fincher is overrated - but only a tad. "Seven", "Fight Club", and "Zodiac" are all superb films. Really great. But the rest of his output is shoddy - "The Game" and "Panic Room" are trite and contrived thrillers. Not bad, but hardly great either. And "Alien 3" is, of course, a shoddy mess, although that's hardly his fault, and contrary to belief the killing of Newt and Hicks was decided by the idiot producers way before Fincher came onboard, although I think he agreed with it or at least pretended that he did in retrospect. It has its moments, however.<p>For me, though, the chief offender is "Benjamin Button", and that's the one film that seriously made me question his reputation. I liked him a lot before that. But I didn't like Button very much at all, and it hit me exactly why on the second viewing - it completely misses what is interesting about that story. The last act of the film, with Pitt turning into a kid and his relationship with the aging Cate Blanchett, is completely glossed over. This is where the real meat of the story is, and you can guarantee that if someone like Kubrick had tackled the same story that this is the part he would really be interested in and would have had the balls to address. Because it's uncomfortable and borders on pedophillia (at least to idiot minds), and raises intereasting and difficult questions. But in Fincher's film its completely tidied over, using the lame gimmick that he has dementia and can't remember her, and then having her act more as a mother, instead of his lover which is what she is. Fincher didn't have the balls and crucially - the intellectual and filmmaking acumen - to address such challenging subject matter. He'd rather focus on the sub-Forrest Gump melodrama of the first two acts. A real missed opportunity, and what we are left with is maudlin Oscar-bait. I can't forgive him for fucking up what could have been an amazing film, if only he'd understood what it was really about and what was interesting about what could have been a compelling story.<p>So lo and behold, when I switch on the DVD commentary, he waves away criticism of exactly what I just mentioned by saying something petulant like "I'd like to see the critics make that movie themselves; I'd pay to watch it." Not to mention he also addresses how they couldn't afford the technical challenge of de-aging Pitt's features into the kid (which should have been budgeted before the production began, because if they're going to do that for the rest of the film, and quite well at that, then don't fucking cheat us out of this at the end). <p>His self-serving, dismissive comments confirmed some of what I'd always suspected about Fincher - that he is not a dark and probing artist like Kubrick, but a glossy showman, flirting with dark themes on a surface level only but not being able to address them any deeper than that, yet being held up as a great anti-commercial artist by some critcs/fanboys. Not to mention himself - I've heard him make some pretty arrogant statements about himself from time to time, and statements that are probably undeserved after reflecting on his body of work. He seems pretty full of himself and not in a good way. I don't think he's anywhere near as clever as he's been feted at, or anywhere close to having the daring or intellectual muscle of a Kubrick. He makes smart mainstream entertainment despite what some quarters of the intellectually bankrupt fanboys that propagate places like the IMDB would tell you. He is much like Christopher Nolan, but I wouldn't even rate him as having Nolan's smarts or consistent track record. One of the great cinematic masters he is not. His work is, I fear, more style over substance.<p>Nothing to do with this Facebook movie, which could either way, but there you go. I still enjoy most of his work, but because he's often so ridiculously overrated, just like Chris Nolan, I feel his reputation has to be brought down to earth a bit. I'm not suggesting that either one are bad filmmakers. They are often excellent but sometimes unjustly feted to absurd proportions.

  • June 26, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Facebook, Eisenberg, etc...

    by Thrillhouse77

    I'm not sure why Facebook is considered the scum of the Earth. Sure, there's a lot of garbage on there...and mostly shit-tier human beings are the ones that post every bit of minutia from their sad lives on there...but right now, it's the easiest way to stay in touch with all of the people that I need to. I could use Gmail, but not everyone has a google account. It's the best way I have right now to ensure that I have contact with almost anyone I've had a meaningful connection to in my life. <p> As for Eisenberg making a "Michael Cera" face...what the hell does that even mean? Why do these actors offend you so much, anyway? <p> No rational thoughts, just hatred and falsehood, seems to enter the minds of most people that see Cera or Eisenberg in a trailer these days. The venom that is associated with the mere sight of Cera or Eisenberg is unlike anything I've seen with the exception of GWB, and that was mostly deserved!!!

  • June 26, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    A Napster movie will never happen...

    by ComSamVimes would be great, but it would be a bout a guy who changed the entertainment industry in a way that the entertainment industry wasn't able to keep up they wouldn't want to make him a hero...but if they make him a villain too much, they'll sound like they're just whining....I don't see it happening....though it would be interesting. I don't love or hate facebook...but this movie seems like it could be good. I don't think it's really about facebook so much as the people around it. Seems like people here missed that.

  • June 26, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Not that fucking kid again...

    by Ironhelix

    I really wish he weren't in every goddamned movie.

  • June 26, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by MainMan2001

    Does this remind anyone of The Game teaser trailer?!

  • June 26, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST


    by batman713

  • June 26, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by batman713

  • June 26, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    screw all the haters

    by batman713

    Fight Club, Seven, Zodiac, Benjamin Button, FINCHER IS THE KING

  • June 26, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy is the best trailer of the year

    by RPLocke

    second was Iron Man 2.

  • June 26, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Dorkosphere is only giving this trailer 2.5 stars

    by ncguitarplyr

    Dorkosphere isn't showing much love for this social network trailer

  • June 26, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Huh? Nice AUDIO editing. Maybe.

    by Randfilms

  • June 26, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST


    by masticators

    Wow...that's like "Jewel of the Nile"-teaser good!

  • June 26, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    don't like films about assholes

    by frank cotton

    unless they get fucked in the end - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha - no, i don't mean porn

  • June 26, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    twitter the movie

    by Potatino

    I'm assuming this will be a one minute long short film...or is that too long?

  • June 27, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Dark Knight Teaser...

    by catch_n_rye

    was basically the same thing, but least we had an exploding bat symbol.

  • June 27, 2010, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Ace of Wands

    by WeylandYutani

    "And is there any distinctive style to his movies?" <P> You're kidding right? Fincher is one of a handful of directors WITH a distinctive style IMO. Even his pedestrian stuff is instantly identifiable as his... unlike most of his generation. He does solid work, even Button, while far from any kind of classic, was hardly a bad movie... pretentious, yes. Overlong, yes. Awkward in places sure. But still better than about 90% of stuff that hits cinemas. <P> Every director has an uneven career - even the best ones. By the end of his career, I'll bet that Fincher will have compiled an impressive body of work, with a few notable missteps here and there.

  • June 27, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST


    by CitizenD

    More like a teaser...

  • June 27, 2010, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Hey Turd_Has_Risen

    by IndustryKiller!

    Good article man. We've had our knock down drag out differences,and Im sure more to come, but that was a great insight. Really encapsulated the way I feel about FIncher as well. Although I didn't love Zodiac at all, but that may be because I saw a test screening five months before it came out that was 35 minutes LONGER than the theatrical cut and the film seemed to meander terribly and meaninglessly. I haven't watched it since, but I should prolly give it another shot as it was intended to be seen.

  • June 27, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Ang Lee's Jamba Juice: The Movie

    by Sicuv Uyall

    "What am I gonna do with grass on the fucking counter?" "Too many people are stealing the Juice Club name" "We'll change the fucking name." "They want your product! They want your soul! They want your juice!!" "Tip! Tip! Hooray!!" "There's gotta be a whole world outside San Luis Obispo!"

  • June 27, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Well, I am under-fucking-whelmed.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And seeing that jerkoffs face at the end kinda ruined this teaser-trailer for me...

  • June 27, 2010, 4:21 a.m. CST

    YouTube: The Journey Begins

    by Sicuv Uyall

    "Hey guys check this out!" "This song is copyrighted!" "Fuck Funny or Die!!!"

  • June 27, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Two Girls, One Cup: The Filming of a Legend

    by Sicuv Uyall

    "I'm not feeling this." "I got some bran muffins in the fridge."

  • June 27, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    The George Pal Memorial Award

    by kwisatzhaderach

    'The writing/producing team of Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (“Star Trek,” “Fringe” “Transformers”) received the prestigious George Pal Memorial Award in honor of their unending imagination and dedication to creating amazing genre-bending blockbusters at the movies and on television.' <p> WHAT THE FUCK????

  • June 27, 2010, 4:53 a.m. CST

    What's up with this trailer?

    by Suskis

    Why should this trailer be considered so good?

  • June 27, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I love these types of film...

    by samuraiyao

    Reminds me of the movie"Shattered Glass" with Peter Sarsgard... At least this isn't the usual generic Hollywood turd that has been flooding the screens lately.. This summer has been a huge let down so far... Can't wait for Inception!!!

  • June 27, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    @ Thrillhouse77

    by samuraiyao

    Good point... it's a nice little network to keep in touch with family and friends without even picking up a phone... Not so bad at all...

  • June 27, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    hate to break it to you

    by ktb393

    facebook will be around for more than ten years... like it or not it has changed communication for the world; forever. The book "Accidental Billionaires" that this is based on is really interesting. I just hope they don't whitewash this movie like they did with 21 which was based on the same authors book "Bringing Down the House"

  • June 27, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Fincher is finally fulfilling his promise as a director.

    by rbatty024

    For years I loved the guy's style but hated his films (except for Seven, which was awesome). But when he made Zodiac something finally clicked for him. It's as if he realized there was more to movie making than art direction.

  • June 27, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Where's the trailer?

    by Creasy

    Um, I don't see any trailer. All I see is a (good) teaser. You work for a movie site, right? And you still don't know what a trailer, and what a teaser is? Jesus.

  • June 27, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by Creasy

    "But when he made Zodiac something finally clicked for him." Ya, he made his first bad movie. Oh man, what an awful crap that movie was (sure, still technically good, but other than that...)

  • June 27, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Still looks pretty stupid to me

    by HercThinksEntourageIsBetterThanArrestedDevelopment

    does "FANTASTIC" mean unintentionally funny?

  • June 27, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    That was the most unintentionally hilarious trailer ever.

    by Mr. Moe

    Is Fincher reviving the parody genre? I would love to see a trailer like this for the guy who created the pet rock.

  • June 27, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by SK229

    Thank you so much for putting into words what I feel about Fincher. He and many other directors of that group (Russell, Wes Anderson, Jonze, Payne, etc.) act kind of like know-it-all douche nozzles. And I'd love if people would jump into this discussion, but what does everyone think about the arrogance of that entire generation of directors? Don't they seem a bit entitled? Call me crazy, but I never feel that way about Spielberg, Scorsese, or even Kubrick... even Kubrick's wife in that doc said he never ever took for granted the fact that he got to make films and that he'd say, "I'm still fooling them." Spielberg, even just a few years ago, was STILL excited by trying new things, like the French Connection style photography in Munich or the connection of his SPR and Schindler's List docu style with science fiction in War of the Worlds to heighten that realism. I just get the feeling that he's still excited and child-like and humble about making movies and worries about what will work, what want, whereas these guys don't give off that sense of humility before the art of film. Didn't Kurosawa say, "I'm still learning," when he was like fucking 80? I don't see something like that remark coming from Wes Anderson... too smarmy. <p>I'm going to make one exception, though, with P.T. Anderson who I think, after There Will Be Blood, catapulted past the rest of his age group. I also noticed him coming off a lot different in interviews about the film (even his speech patters which used to sound coke-fueled and staccato are now quiet and measured) than he did in interviews over Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love. I have to also say, regarding Fincher, that I think Zodiac does have a lot more depth than his other films and that he really achieved something with that film.

  • June 27, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Cheap ripoff of The Dark Knight teaser...

    by Laza-rus

    ..without the payoff of a spine-tingling Joker cackle. I'm a big a Fincher fan as anyone, although I haven't been blown away by anything he's done since Fight Club. The design the trailer was intriguing, but i have to agree with the consensus of the boardies that its ominous chords and overly dramatic presentation on a movie about Facebook is a bit much to choke down.

  • June 27, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    why not a napster or youtube movie?

    by brabon300

    all facebook did was take the myspace concept and made it more user friendly<p> napster destroyed the music industry as we know it<p>youtube changed file sharing, created the citizen journalist, created internet stars and changed how msm entities market themselves<p>i know a few people have gotten gigs off of twitter...but look at how many have been signed from work done on youtube

  • June 27, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    napster destroyed...

    by ComSamVimes

    ...all the terrible things about the music industry. I really don't think people mind paying for music...I think people hate getting gouged by the music industry just to make rich the people who don't do the music. Instead of the industry having a vision on how they could use the new technology for good business, they tried to destroy that they seem to be trying to embrace it, it might be too late. Support the musicians, not the business...napster made the step in the right direction. Facebook is cool too I guess.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST


    by Sicuv Uyall

    so fuck you

  • June 28, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    AICN: the movie

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • June 28, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    All The Presidents Men

    by Fortunesfool

    I mean, why even bother making a movie about all that shit that happened in the past? It's not likes its relevant, or that we could perhaps, learn something from the events. Or that it had any human drama behind it. Christ, some of you people are stupid and ignorant. This isn't Facebook:The Movie, like a possessed facebook page takes over some dweeb and sets him on a killing spree! It's gonna be an intelligent, adult drama about the guys behind it all.

  • June 28, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST 2

    by Bouncy X

    "accept me as your friend....or die!!!"

  • June 28, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Nice Teaser

    by BeyondStatic

    Very Nice. Consider me teased.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I just want to know the amount of CGI work

    by Series7

    and makeup effects Fincher will overuse to create the realistic look of a college dorm and office building. Also to make Jessie's face an exact match to Zuckers. The special effects in this thing are going to be CRAZY!

  • June 28, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Looks like a throwback to 60's and 70's 'art' trailers

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    ...I guess Dave had a hand in designing the feel and look of the teaser trailer, to show an "inner" artist. Too many directors just let the trailers unspool with mindless bams, pows, and rapid cuts with inane spoilers. This teaser trailer certainly have the stylish influence of Stanley Kubrick (the creeping disquiet of The Shining blood-flood teaser) among other clever trailers I can't seem to recollect, besides Gaspar Noe's "mysterious" teasers. The Social network might be a good movie, but I remain reserved after seeing how treacly and awful The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was, with that stupid CG hummingbird, cringe-worthy Calvin Klein ad homage of an insipid romance, predictable happenings, and all. The cynic in me is confused by Dave's change from cynical, nihilistic and brutal to softy. Maybe The Social Network will be much funnier, even though I banish FaceBook and other social network junk from my life as unnecessary to life, as iPhone/iPad are unnecessary unless you're a technomaniac who doesn't mind compromising privacy and the ancient art of face-to-face conversation (FaceTime might be cute but not a point). An agrarian society rather than a technocentric society would be better, so American citizens retain freedom and liberty enshrined in the good old Constitution. Thomas Jefferson: "I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe." To James Madison, 1787. The art of letter writing is also rendered extinct by e-mail, but I guess convenience of communication is preferred than sticking to the "boring" old tradition. It also correlates with the degradation of basic writing skills with trivial bullshit banter, malformed spelling & grammar and l33t speak by teenyboppers and attention span deficit adults. Artistically inspired teaser trailers like this is a welcome antidote to the influx of stupid trailers, because aesthetics is all that matter in spite of technological advances that might be artistically unflattering (fake-ass CG) and detracting.

  • June 28, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Bring teasers back

    by edog72

    I agree. What they call "teasers" now are not teasers like we remember them. How cool was it when you popped in that VHS and saw the assembly line for the T-100's almost 10 years after the first one?! Or the Spidey teaser with the World Trade? I agree. Bring back the true "teasers" and stop showing us the entire movie in 2 minutes. Some trailers actually discourage me from seeing the movie just because I feel like I've already seen it.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    I can't believe this is a real movie.

    by JoeSixPack

    The teaser is fantastic, but I actually thought it was fake. There's really a movie about Facebook and the guy who invented it? And David Fincher is directing? COME ON. What's he directing next? Ass: The Movie??????

  • June 29, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Fincher is gone...

    by therightclique

    The David Fincher that brought us Seven, Fight Club, The Game, and even fumbled his way through Alien 3, is completely gone. This new David Fincher that makes horseshit like Benjamin Button and any movie with Jesse Eisenberg is a totally different dude, and not at all worthy of our respect.

  • June 29, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by therightclique

    Why the fuck did it say PUNK at the beginning? The word 'punk' and the word 'facebook' are about as opposite of concepts as you could find.