By: Jacob Mueller ~Staff Writer~
“Steve Jobs,” released on Friday, Oct. 23 is the latest biopic portraying the remarkable former CEO of Apple. The film is directed by Danny Boyle and written by the great Aaron Sorkin. It stars Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, along with other A-list talents like Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels. The film follows three iconic product launches that Steve Jobs unveiled himself, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. This film has had quite a lot of hype around it based on the amazing talents behind it, and I’m very thrilled to report that “Steve Jobs” is a remarkable film.
As far as acting goes, the performances these actors delivered were spot on. Fassbender is excellent as Steve Jobs and he perfectly captures the cocky and sometimes mercenary attitude of the man. You can tell that Fassbender did a lot of research on Jobs in order to add authenticity to the film. Seth Rogen gave a surprising performance as Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder). He did a great job showing that there was a lot of conflict between Wozniak and Jobs throughout the years.
As the film progresses through three of Job’s product launches, the director uses a different camera for each section of the movie. The quality actually got better throughout the film, showing the evolution of technology over time. This technique offered an extraordinary spin.
It is very obvious that “Steve Jobs” was directed and written incredibly well. The pacing is excellent, and each scene flows very smoothly. The script offers a very realistic look at Steve Jobs, and it is not sugar-coated whatsoever. He was, in fact, a selfish person at points in his life, but you do see him evolve and become more sentimental as Apple grows. Overall, it was a very well-acted film with great depth to it.
The film is very dialogue driven, so some may be less interested if they are expecting a big “blockbuster.” However, I would highly recommend seeing Steve Jobs, especially if you are an Apple fanatic or just love movies.