I like a lot about this movie before I even walk in. I put faith into writers and I put faith into directors. When I go into a movie and I know its from a group of people who’ve already made some stuff I like, I know I’m going to get something good. I trust them.
Danny Boyle directed this movie. Danny Boyle directed 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, and Slumdog Millionaire.
Aaron Sorkin wrote this movie. Aaron Sorkin wrote The Social Network, Newsroom, and Moneyball.
I think I’m in good hands.
When I’m watching movies I tend to take acting for granted. I want to forget I’m watching someone act like someone else. I have to remind myself to pay attention to someone’s acting in order to pay attention to it. Seth Rogan is a good actor. I loved him in this. Rogan plays Steve Wozniak, one of the many characters in Steve Jobs’ life that got him to where he was and who at times became an obstacle in Jobs’ way who have to have a serious conversation minutes before a product launch. (They actually acknowledge in this movie how silly it is that all this dramatic stuff is happening in the half hour leading up to the big product launches which I appreciated.)
This movie is like watching a very interesting juggler. There is so much going on in this movie in a good way. I don’t really know the history of Steve Jobs or Apple, but I don’t care. I care about the characters. I care about the stories that are unfolding. Like watching Titanic, we all know how this movie is ultimately going to end. It’s the hero’s journey but there is so much more going on in between, and that is what is interesting.
Other things to note:
-There were a couple Sorkin walk and talks. Nice.
-People tying bow ties in movies is apparently very popular this season. I’ve gone my whole life not knowing how to tie a bow tie but I’ve seen it in like 3 movies in the past few weeks. If I see it in a movie or two more I’ll be an expert.
-Steve Jobs II starts filming this March and it picks up where this film left off. (This is not at all true but it could be true. This movie is over before the iPod even comes to be!)
TLDR: 4.5/5. Exciting movie that will hold your attention for 2 hours and will leave you wanting more. Maybe don’t rush out to the theater to see this one, you can wait to send away for the Netflix disc and be very satisfied.
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