Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs.Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures decided to put the project in turnaround, essentially dropping out of the production and distribution obligations, leaving it available for any other studio to pick up. Universal Pictures, in the process, picked up the project, which isn't the first time that Universal has picked up a project put into turnaround by another studio, and the truth is that they are just coming off a very successful version of this maneuver. Dumb and Dumber To (2014) was originally set up at Warner Brothers, before being dropped, and Universal swooped in to make sure that the film got made. This paid off big, as the comedy opened to a solid thirty-six million dollars in its first three days. Picking up discarded projects hasn't always worked for the studio. Case in point: Kick-Ass 2 (2013), but there exists plenty of potential in the Steve Jobs biopic, and Universal seems to see it. See more »
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The history of Steve Jobs and of Apple is a story rich with drama, colorful characters, and exciting twists and turns. And even with all of that, this movie turned out to be quite boring. It just didn't pull you in and the script failed to make me feel anything for anyone in the film. Steve's daughter Lisa seemed to be the most relatable character....but the movie wasn't supposed to be about her. Seth Rogan was woefully underutilized and written for as Woz. Jobs himself was just portrayed as an intolerable jerk and nothing else.
I would not consider myself to be in "the cult of Mac", and even so, this movie was not insightful or revealing of anything regarding Steve Jobs as a man or the Apple Computer company. I gave it four stars because it was interesting to see how some of the key players were situated during Apple's 1984-1998 run. But other than that...it just wasn't interesting.
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