Column: Google has never looked lamer thanks to 'The Internship'
In terms of character, David Fincher's "The Social Network" didn't do Mark Zuckerberg any favors. Lead Jesse Eisenberg portrays the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO as a conniving, backstabbing, prideful jerk who very well may have stolen much of the idea behind "The Facebook" from people who trusted him.
However, Facebook comes off looking like the most important product since the inception of the Internet. Even from the start of that incredible trailer and the first few bars of the Radiohead cover, you knew this was about something big. Something bigger than all of us.
Now, compare that to the image of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson wearing Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) propeller beanies at an internship meet-and-greet in 2013. Not only do you feel embarrassed for the stars, the whole movie sets Mountain View back about 10 years.