Steve Jobs Film Analysis Essay

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The Steve Jobs movie didn’t do well at the box office this weekend but Oscar contenders that usually go with the limited release to wide release strategy have notoriously slow starts. The box office success or lack thereof, with only making $7 million domestically, shouldn’t detract you from seeing this film. Weather you believe it or not if Steve Jobs was a genius you’re probably reading this review on an Apple product which is indicative of his influence. This movie doesn’t break down his life piece by piece as other films would it simply narrows his life to three acts. Intertwined in between the scenes are flashbacks that highlight the rise of Steve Jobs. Michael Fassbender’s intense commitment to the role of playing Jobs is a great match …show more content…
Steve Jobs movie takes place in three acts all before important launches pivotal to his career. In the first act Steve Jobs is obsessing over the Mac saying hello implying that this is the final aesthetic touch needed for consumers to feel comfortable with computers. The second act starts four years later after the dismal fail of the Mac leading Jobs to be ousted out of his own company Apple. Jobs seems to have a hidden agenda to his launch of the NeXT computer geared towards an educational audience. In the third act Jobs returns as the CEO of Apple confident that he’ll take the company to new heights. Picking those three moments in Jobs life was a unique approach and refreshing to …show more content…
Jobs is challenged throughout and never concedes until the final scenes of the movie where his daughter confronts him. That was the only part of the movie where Jobs did not see winning as important because he knew he would risk losing his daughter. One could argue he had become more innovative after that seeing no need to constantly compete with those in his circle either professionally or personally. The subject matter of Jobs life is interesting enough but with Sorkin’s writing, Danny Boyle’s approach to directing, and Fassbender’s commitment to the role it’s definitely one of the stand out movies of the

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