So, let’s get one thing out of the way, this review may be a bit biased considering my admiration of Steve Jobs and the Apple company, but this also means I had some towering expectations before I first saw this film.
Ok, now that I’ve expressed my honesty, we can get down to it.
“Jobs” is a 2013 biographical drama that portrays the life of Steve Jobs, a man who changed how we live and communicate in our day to day lives.
Evaluation: I read the book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson before this movie was released, and found just from this film’s preview, that it followed the book in many ways. Most people accuse movies that are based off books, of lacking information and not giving the audience the full story. The same can be said here, but the difference is that the movie is separate from the book, so it isn’t fair or even applicable to make a comparison. However I do have to say that if you want the full story in much better detail, you should most definitely read Isaacson’s book, for he knew Jobs personally and was able to document so much more than the movie could. The movie does do a good job of expressing Steve’s incredible amount of concern for the perfect products, his emotional states, and some of the steps he took to get Apple where it is today.
When I first heard that Ashton Kutcher would be playing Jobs, I about had a cow. Sure, he’s fine as an actor, but someone with his character style, just doesn’t seem right for the role of the almighty Steve Jobs. My concerns were slightly relieved after watching a preview for the movie and seeing just how much he resembled Job’s physical appearance. And the rest of my concerns were put to rest after seeing the movie and discovering how well Kutcher pulled it off. The cast was picked to fit the actual descriptions of the real people portrayed and I was satisfied with the work done.
Realism: 9/10 (In terms of appearance, not information)
Music: N/A (I did like the preview music)
Total Abstract Rating: 87.5% I didn’t round the figure like I normally do, because this film deserves an accurate rating. It may leave a lot of information out due to time constraints, but what it does show us, it does pretty well.
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