Steve Jobs

The much anticipated second telling of the life of technology innovator and pioneer, Steve Jobs, has hit theatres. 

The film is an all-round triumph of incredible acting, masterful writing and talented direction. 

  
Michael Fassbender gives an explosive performance, artfully capturing both the public perception of marvelled genius as well as Job’s volatile and terse character behind the stage. 

His character is aptly complemented with Kate Winslet, as the firm yet compassionate Joanna Hoffman. 

Stellar performances were also shown from the supporting roles. With Seth Rogan as the persistent, yet gentle, Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, and ideal casting of Jeff Daniels as the Apple CEO, John Sculley.

Aaron Sorkin’s (The Social Network, West Wing) script is exceptional. 

The film’s three acts take the form of three separate and notable periods of Job’s life: the debut of Macintosh, the debut of NeXT cube, and the iconic launch of the iMac. Each period is shot in different formats, ascending from lower resolution to high definition, giving a subtle nod to the mass improvements in technology in such a short period of time.

Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trance), blessed with such an outstanding cast and screenplay, manages to deliver sharp direction, accompanying Sorkin’s swift dialogue with moments of visual delight to unveil deeper emotion of all characters and capture the audience like no other.

The film may find difficulty gaining mass appeal, due to 2013’s Jobs being relatively fresh on minds. However, this combination of cast and crew is everything a film fan could ask for, and certainly does Steve Jobs justice in portraying a complex and unashamedly honest retelling of his life.

Words by: Laura Hitchins

Image by Steve Jobs 2015

Details: Steve Jobs 2015 | 122 mins | release date 4 February 2016

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