Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Steve Jobs (2015)

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Okay, Danny Boyle is one of my favorite directors, and he has made some of the most amazing films, 28 Days Later, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, A Life Less Ordinary, Trainspotting, etc, etc.

Fassbender is one of the best actors of the modern era, Aaron Sorkin is hit or miss for me, but The Newsroom was well written and powerful. The point is, there was seemingly no reason why this film flopped so hard. Except for the fact that the movie didn't need to be made.

I never thought about it until now, but its existence is almost insulting to the people that made the Ashton Kutcher version of the same film. However, Steve Jobs didn't care about that which came first, so why should a movie about him?

Of all the Jobs films, this is definitely the best, but it's more of a showcase of Sorkin dialogue than it is a film. Obviously, Steve Jobs is a film, but Sorkin's work often feels as though it's more concerned with being Sorkin's work than a story. Nonetheless, it's a cleverly told story, that basks in its Sorkinness.

Ultimately, I hate to say it, but Steve Jobs is pretty much just a waste of time. I was moved a couple times, but I guess it really boils down to not caring. I would have rather watched "28 Months Later" with the same cast.

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