David Letterman has a thing, or he used to, where a joke bombs and he keeps telling it until the repetition actually makes it funny. I feel like they’re doing the same thing with all these goddamn Social Network trailers. General opinion seems to be enthusiastic, but I think it looks horrible and it’s just getting worse.
This one lost me with the oh-so-dramatic opening Radiohead cover. It was like an ad for Facebook positioning it as the most life altering thing since man rubbed two sticks together and made fire. And then the drama kicks in and I just keep thinking these people are not that interesting and David Fincher is taking the whole thing way. too. deadly. seriously.
In the end, the trailer makes me laugh when it seems like it’s trying super hard to blow me away. That’s not a good sign, is it?
I don’t know. Maybe I’m just bitter because I’m the only one who actually fell for Fincher’s dopey Benjamin Button.