As a blogger who reviews movies, I was very excited to see this one. The clips I saw weeks ago were riveting and gave a little insight to what the movie was about. In turn, as we saw it this week I can say it didn't disappoint. It's a movie that tells a story of a man who was dedicated to the point of almost crazy obsession but in good way (lol). We see him first in 1984 at the beginning of Apple when the Macintosh computer was first presented to the world. His dedication to the Macintosh product is indeed none like I have ever seen. His friends and co-workers were there to work and build something fabulous the world had never seen. A huge part of the movie centers around this story.
The movie is a great insight to the life of Steve Jobs and the direction he wanted the world to go in. He wanted everyone to have a computer and be able to go on the internet. He knew the internet was revolutionary and would amaze people. He was so dedicated and determined in this movie, as he described himself as the "conductor" just like in an orchestra. He didn't necessarily know how to build but, he had the leadership and the innovative ideas to make great things. It was simply amazing to see the story play out.
All through out the movie we get a glimpse of the hardship of running company - trying to be the boss and yet be firm with decisions. It wasn't always easy and it's was a great portrayal of Steve Jobs and his very beginnings. Don't look for this film to be about his entire life - it really just centers on that time where his beginnings of creating the Apple we know today and also his failure with the Macintosh in the 80's through the launch of the iMac. You get to see the disappointment of that epic failure turn into the success of what we know today. It was his ideas that lead most of the great products we have today. It's through failure I think that greatness comes and that we see that in this film especially. I think Steve Jobs movie is a great example of the human spirit - keep trying even when you feel like Caesar.
I highly recommend you see it; especially if you are a fan of the Apple products and or Steve Jobs, you get a behind the scene look of how it all started in the garage in California with Steve Wozniack.
Also, I thought the cast of actors was incredible from Michael Fassbender who plays Steve Jobs to Kate Winslet who plays his very sweet and dedicated assistant/marketing chief - Joanna Hoffman to the amazing acting by Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniack. And the amazing, Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley. I think this movie gives great insight to the iconic company and even if you don't like Apple or Steve Jobs, his story is something of an importance. People can take away from this movie many things, the drama of life but, most important that hard work does pay off.
Everywhere October 23
STEVE JOBS has been rated R for language
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.
Disclaimer: I was invited to this movie to give a review, in no way did this influence any opinions in this post. All are true and honest, thank you!