<p>Many months ago when "the facebook movie" was announced, no one was really that excited. Ben Mezrich's book that it would be based on, "The Accidental Billionaires," sold, but didn't sell <em>well </em>, by most standards. For many people, the idea of seeing a movie about the founding of a website they frequent daily, and depicting "that weird guy" in the top right corner who wants to be your friend when you have no friends, was not too appealing. Then Aaron Sorkin got involved and people started to wonder. Then, after David Fincher took the helm, people were just confused. Is this a film we should actually care about? A movie about Facebook? But once the trailer was released, it was official: this might actually be a great film, and judging from the 100% score on <a href="http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-social-network">metacritic</a> we should probably be buying tickets right after Zuckerberg's on Oprah.</p><p></p>The amount of good press this film has been getting is astounding. It's being compared with everything from <em><a href="http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46685">American Graffiti</a></em> to <em>Citizen Kane</em>. Those who thought the trailer looked so good because of the manipulative gospel "Creep" cover, might have to think again. For pete's sake, even Manohla Dargis from <a href="http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/movies/24nyffsocial.html?ref=movies">The Old Gray Lady</a> says: "What makes Mark Zuckerberg run? In <em>The Social Network</em>, David Fincher’s fleet, weirdly funny, exhilarating, alarming and fictionalized look at the man behind the social-media phenomenon Facebook — 500 million active users, oops, friends, and counting — Mark runs and he runs, sometimes in flip-flops and a hoodie, across Harvard Yard and straight at his first billion. Quick as a rabbit, sly as a fox, he is the geek who would be king or just Bill Gates. He’s also the smartest guy in the room, and don’t you forget it. <p></p>"The movie opens with a couple in a crowded college bar and ends with a man alone in a room repeatedly hitting refresh on his laptop. In between, Mr. Fincher and Mr. Sorkin offer up a creation story for the digital age and something of a morality tale, one driven by desire, marked by triumph, tainted by betrayal and inspired by the new gospel: the geek shall inherit the earth."