Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs, 2015 Steve Jobs, 2015

Imagine someone you like and someone you loathe collaborating. It’s like when Avril Lavigne married Chad Kroeger. The former gave your young, angst-y self “Sk8er Boi” while the latter was the lead for… Nickelback. Going into Steve Jobs provided a similar sensation, considering that I admire Aaron Sorkin’s work and have no interest in Danny Boyle’s. Yes, I’ve seen his films, including the beloved Millions and Slumdog Millionaire, but a person can love a story while hating its direction. Naturally, my love/hate relationship with these cinematic legends led to mixed feelings for Jobs.

The film takes us behind the scenes of three product launches: Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in ’88, and the iMac in ’98, though Sorkin relishes dropping Apple history breadcrumbs throughout (no the logo wasn’t inspired by Alan Turing, yes Jobs [Michael Fassbender] hated the idea of a stylus, obviously the 1984 ad was…

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