DVD Review: Steve Jobs
Aaron Sorkin brings his fantastic writing skills to help shine a light on the life of one of modern technology’s biggest enigmas: Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Steve Jobs compliments Sorkin’s carefully planned look at Steve’s life through three of Apple’s most iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. This is not a flattering fan boy look at a demi god, this is a raw look at the drive and passion that it took to not only create amazing products but to make sure they worked the way they were supposed to.
Putting everything into his vision and not caring about the people around him didn’t win Jobs any friends. The people who helped get Apple off the ground are discarded without pause as not to infect the launch of a new product. This single, uncompromising approach pretty much puts Jobs as the anti-hero, someone to almost be despised, if were were not so much in love with his creations.
Steve Jobs is an amazing look behind the scenes of the rise, the fall and the re-birth of Apple’s sole reason for being the company it is today. The only problem with Sorkin’s film is that it seems to end far too early, and leaves you wanting more, begging the question that a Netflix or HBO TV series would have been a better canvas for this amazing story.
Rating: M Offensive language.