Steve Jobs (2015)
"Steve Jobs" stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Katherine Waterston. Released on October 9, 2015, the film chronicles the life of Jobs during his three unveilings.
The film is directed by Danny Boyle, who also directed films such as 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire, and 127 Hours. It is based on the life of Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, and it is based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. The film is also the second theatrical feature to focus on the character after the 2013 film, Jobs, which failed to impress critics and audiences. I haven't actually seen the 2013 version mostly because I didn't have the time. When I heard that there's going to be another film about Steve Jobs, I had high hopes that it would do justice due to Boyle being in the director's chair. After watching this film for the first time, it completely changed how I view this person (in a good way). The film was also beautifully made.
The cast delivered amazing performances throughout the film. Fassbender portrays Jobs in a way I haven't seen before. It's not like you're watching an actor act. Instead, you see a real-life person struggling to make the perfect computer for Apple. Most people may identify Jobs as a real jerk to the workers, but it's mostly about him reconnecting with his daughter and trying to admit that he has problems - that he is human. Fassbender should definitely get an Oscar nomination for his performance. Seth Rogen delivered one of his best performances in his career as Steve Wozniak. He is one of those actors that knows how to entertain in terms of comedy and drama. I'm telling you, he was magnificent and sometimes motivational from start to finish. The chemistry between Fassbender and Rogen shines onscreen. Winslet was also terrific as Joanna Hoffman and Jeff Daniels was stunning as John Sculley. Boyle's direction also deserves a nomination because of how he makes the conversations between the characters engaging and realistic at the same time. The cinematography was beautiful and the pacing was consistent with its running time. It's not too fast and not too slow, it's just perfect. I also love how the screenplay focuses on not only how technology improves over the years, but it also shows that Jobs is an actual person rather than just a technical genius.
Overall, "Steve Jobs" is one of the best films of 2015 thanks to its brilliant performances, an engaging and effective screenplay, and Boyle's amazing direction. If you're into technology or a fan of Boyle's filmography, I would highly recommend this film. If you're not a fan of the 2013 version, this version will not disappoint you. I'm just going to say this now: if Jobs hadn't come back to work for Apple, we would not have such amazing technologies such as the Mac or the iPhone. We also wouldn't have the proper tools for us to watch videos, post something on Facebook, or even write film reviews. Heck, the filmmakers wouldn't be able to make such brilliant animated films that we have today. I believe that this film offers a proper look at the man who redefined technology; The man who changed our world with a simple click of the mouse.
10/27/2015 03:06:03 am
I might see this now.
10/27/2015 09:16:09 pm
I love it as well. One of the best films released in 2015.
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