Steve Jobs is directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, stars Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels and it is about the Apple co-founder’s ups and downs in the the tech industry during 1984-1998. if you look back at historical epics men conquering worlds a building empires in a way Steve Jobs is like that but instead of armies colliding and fighting for ideas and believes a man does all the fighting, with his co-workers, his friends and his own company.
Steve Jobs’s unusual three acts structure is definitely something to be admired especially the way characters evolve through those acts even though it is more of less the same group of people meeting each other before Fassbender gets on stage, the character deals with his friendship with Winslet’s character his struggles with Rogen and Daniels’s and his relationship with his daughter in a spectacular fashion and grows with each act, few times a movie can get things right like that and Steve Jobs definitely does largely thanks to Danny Boyle’s strong direction and Aaron Sorkin’s masterful writing.
When it comes to the performance this movie shines like a diamond, everyone is the best of the best here I particularly enjoyed Fassbender and Daniels’s conversations they had great chemistry and their powerful and uncompromising performance was really beautiful, Winslet gave a raw and personal performance which compliments and elevates Fassbender’s aggressive and rather assholish portrayal of the tech icon, Seth Rogen’s role was limited and didn’t appear on screen a lot but he was great and I do think he gave a good dramatic role he has a good potential for a serious role and I think he is realizing it more and I hope he does more of these in the future, PS : his best dramatic role is 50/50 and if you haven’t seen it then you have a good movie to look forward to.
this is one of those films that you can’t say bad stuff about, not because it is perfect but simply because it is doing its subject matter perfectly, throughout the movie you see an unstable angry man evolve and change into a world leader you learn to hate him and respect him as well and that is what makes a movie good.
Verdict : Steve Jobs is yet another great work by the very amazing Danny Boyle, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would simply because I knew the story and what Steve Jobs did during those years, I hope this movie makes the world forget about the thing Ashton Kutcher did because that was awful.