Here is my first true “rant” and it’s about a movie I thought I was going to thoroughly enjoy.
It’s also about what it meant to a die-hard geek… and former Marine with a sense of honor.
I’ll mince no words by saying I feel that not one ounce of value was added to my life by watching that movie, and I’m embarassed that I brought my wife to see it. And I’m glad Mark Zuckerberg spoke out in the video below.
But this movie… it has nothing to offer of value other than another glimpse into a back-stabbing, dishonorable way of doing business I want no part of.
Guys, it’s not the bong hits and cocaine that got me… it’s a friend hurting a friend, badly, and that’s never the kind of movie I’ll want to support.
I’ve attained a measure of success and used to think being a millionaire was cool… but now what means more to me, as one, is HOW one gets to be a millionaire.
Add to that the fact that I’m a father of an autistic/Asperger’s child with perhaps a hint of Asperger’s myself, and I can tell you I will do whatever it takes to be as unlike how Zuck is represented in that movie as possible.
I’m going to keep my rose-colored glasses on and believe Zuck is not that bad, and that hurting a friend stung more than some lowlife director let the actor portray.
It should be renamed “The Anti-Social Network” because that’s all it represents.
Again, I’m not saying Facebook or Mark Zuckerberg are bad.
No, what I am saying is that Hollywood still sucks and I should have known better than to even consider watching a movie where Justin Timberlake plays any sort of substantial role.
I’m physically sick.
Ok, I feel better now that that’s off my chest
I’m going to watch Brave Heart, Patton, Saving Private Ryan and read some Calvin and Hobbes to wash out my brain!
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