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Monday, November 23, 2015

Steve Jobs (Directed by: Danny Boyle; Written by: Aaron Sorkin and Walter Isaacson)

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However, his drive to revolutionise technology was sacrificial. Ultimately, it affected his family life and possibly his health.

This revealing film explores the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steve Jobs.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Sarah Snook, John Ortiz, Adam Shapiro, John Steen

Why I loved this film: After watching the Ashton Kutcher film 'Jobs' two years ago, this really felt like a continued version of that movie.
It consists of something similar to a three-act play where we get to see the life of Steve Jobs during the unveiling of a new product at three different times of his life.The first act consists in Jobs working for Apple as a member of a Macintosh R and D group whose company is about to release the new computer called Macintosh, in 1984.The second act consists in Jobs,who was fired from Apple, now working in his new company called NeXT Computers, which is about to unveil the new computer called 'Cube', in 1988. The final act consists in Jobs back at Apple working as the CEO, whose company is to release a new computer called the iMac, in 1998.
At the centre of it all is his relationship with his daughter Lisa whom he first refused to acknowledge when he had early success in life; later on, they reconnected during the humbling moments of his life; and finally formed a father-and-daughter relationship when he found a renewed success after getting back to his former company.
In terms of acting, Fassbender provides us with a marvellous portrayal of Steve Jobs being both an innovator and a monster alike. We see him as someone that is extremely difficult to get along with due to being an arrogant egomaniac, but at the same time, whose thinking and ideas for innovation and marketing have led the computer industry into greater heights.
Definitely worth seeing!

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