‘Steve Jobs’ is the best biopic of him

This is the Steve Jobs movie people were waiting for. It just took one terrible attempt to get here.  

“Steve Jobs,” directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, portrays the polarizing figure in this beautiful and depressing biopic.

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This movie follows the titular Steve Jobs from his first famous ’80s Apple speech to his 1998 return with the company.

“Jobs,” the Ashton Kutcher version of his story released in 2013, presented the man in an almost angelic light. He portrayed a man who could do no wrong, which makes a boring character.

The best way to show a realistic figure in a film is to present every side of him, including the bad. “Steve Jobs” does this perfectly by showing qualities of his ignorance with his daughter, threats to coworkers and general arrogance. 

Jobs comes off as a possible genius, but the movie also shows his dark side. He is an arrogant, intellectual character who we gain love for through his flaws.

The acting of Fassbender and writing of Aaron Sorkin bring empathy for the character.

Fassbender is one of the best actors today, and his performance in this film is no exception.

He makes you believe he is Jobs. Even with the knowledge that Fassbender is only an actor, it is like the real Jobs is back to life and playing himself.

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Sorkin accomplishes a lot of the same tropes  he is known for and it works wonderfully for “Steve Jobs.”

He is known for his dialogue-heavy scripts, a big no-no in movies. But it adds a level of back-and-forth between the characters.

This confrontational tension helps keep you connected through the whole movie.      

Stars: 5 out of 5

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