Steve Jobs (2015)
October 25, 2015 12:45 PM - Subscribe

Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
posted by pitrified (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 


So Jobs has three "candidate for techno-sainthood" movies now. Where the hell is the Grace Hopper movie?
posted by happyroach at 10:49 AM on October 26, 2015 [7 favorites]


happyroach, we can hope
posted by rhizome at 4:39 PM on October 26, 2015


I haven't seen this yet, and most likely won't until it's on DVD, but it tanked hard at the box office. It's on pace to finish just a tiny bit ahead of the Ashton Kutcher cash-in.
posted by codacorolla at 5:34 PM on October 26, 2015


Yeah, that kind of surprised me going in, but lo and behold, there were a whopping seven total people at our 7:30pm, Saturday night, opening weekend showing. I liked it just fine, and certainly didn't think it worthy of bomb status, but I really think I would rather have seen the Fincher (or really, probably several other directors) version instead of the Danny Boyle version.
posted by pitrified at 6:02 PM on October 26, 2015 [1 favorite]


I wasn't expecting much when I saw Steve Jobs over the weekend because I heard it was tanking, so I'm not sure if these lowered expectations are tempering my view of the film. But, I loved it. I thought most of the performances were so great - Fassbender is really one of the best actors around today and Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels were very much as I pictured Woz and John Scully to be like from reading their books. I also liked the focus on the early years. I think a lot of the pedestal-topping of Steve Jobs comes from people who love their iThings, so I found it interesting to see the vision he had so early on. The conceit of structuring the film around the product launches was brilliant - people are obsessed with Apple's WWDC announcements nowadays.

Perhaps I liked it so much because I work at a tiny (bio)tech company and many of the fights Jobs was having are so similar to fights we've had (including the crazy machinations with the board and a (very tiny amount of) strange background personal stuff). I can see why a lot of people wouldn't like it though - this article sums it up well.
posted by bluefly at 6:13 AM on November 9, 2015 [1 favorite]


but I really think I would rather have seen the Fincher (or really, probably several other directors) version instead of the Danny Boyle version.

Ooh, Fincher would have been really interesting.
posted by bluefly at 6:14 AM on November 9, 2015


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