Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Steve Jobs

It is hard to fathom how a film with all the right ingredients can somehow only manage to just be ok. This film has a fantastic screenwriter in Aaron Sorkin, an accomplished director in Danny Boyle and a skilled cast including Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, but all the pieces fail to come together. Sorkin gives the audience just a glimpse into Jobs' life and centres the story around three major product launches in his career before the iPod. He has also taken a lot of liberties with the story. Boyle does the best he can with what he has and Fassbender gives a solid performance too. Unfortunately, the usually near-perfect Winslet struggled with the accent. Jobs was a fascinating man who did extraordinary things, and yet, this is now the second biopic about him in recent years that has failed to hit the mark.


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