Jesse Eisenberg - Getty for the Tribeca Film FestivalYes, it's "the Facebook movie" -- we think that a reference to our society's preoccupation with giving something we approve of a virtual thumbs up was entirely necessary. Comments?

Yahoo Movies has just released the trailer for 'The Social Network,' Columbia's biopic of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the nerdy Harvard student who became the world's youngest self-made billionaire.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Jesse Eisenberg - Getty for the Tribeca Film FestivalYes, it's "the Facebook movie" -- we think that a reference to our society's preoccupation with giving something we approve of a virtual thumbs up was entirely necessary. Comments?

Yahoo Movies has just released the trailer for 'The Social Network,' Columbia's biopic of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse Eisenberg), the nerdy Harvard student who became the world's youngest self-made billionaire.

OK, so it looks artful and dramatic and the cinematography looks luscious, but we can't help but wonder: Why so serious, 'Social Network'? Considering that the website on which the movie was based is the source of countless drunken embarrassing photos, incoherent wall posts and 'Mafia Wars,' it all seems a little dour for our tastes. Mark Zuckerberg is a freakin' billionaire -- we're not going to cry into our Cheerios about his unfortunate penchant for alienating friends or dining out with Justin Timberlake, thank you very much.

The drama, penned by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher, is set for release on Oct. 1st -- will you be watching, or has Facebook already eaten enough hours of your life?