Steve Jobs: Movie Review

I’m a huge Apple enthusiast, so you can imagine I’ve been looking forward to seeing the new Steve Jobs movie. While Jobs has been deemed a genius over the years with his constant innovation, there are many pieces of his personality that began coming out more over the years from the people closest to him. This movie was to give more insight into the true Steve Jobs.

The film was primarily set at three iconic product launches for Apple, beginning in the late 80s and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac (yes, the colorful blue one you remember from back in the day). It was pretty neat to see all of the older Mac products and the technology that we’ve come such a long way from (but that was innovative when it was first released).

Another big focus of the film was Jobs’ relationship with his daughter Lisa, who he didn’t like to awknowledge, for whatever reason. I’m not sure how accurate the scenes are that the movie depicted, but it was tough to watch, especially when the daughter was young and didn’t quite understand things. 

The film stars some pretty big names – Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, and Kate Winslet, which is definitely one of the biggest attention-getters in terms of publicity for the film (plus, the Steve Jobs name, of course).

To be honest, this isn’t one that I’d recommend going to the theaters for, but rather a wait til’ it’s on Redbox one. There were some very interesting parts, but all-in-all, it wasn’t quite what I expected. There were some plotlines that seemed to drag out longer than they needed to be, where other plotlines, product launches, etc. could’ve been brought into the film. It did, however, bring some interesting things about Steve Jobs to light!

Are you an Apple fan? Will you see the new Steve Jobs movie?

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  • Never heard of this! I will look for it when it’s out on redbox!

    • Really?! I feel like the commercials have been everywhere! I hope you enjoy it if/when you see it!

  • I’m looking forward to seeing this, but I will take your advice and wait for the Redbox.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    • I’m sure it’ll be out on Redbox soon! Let me know what you think.

  • I’m surprised! I thought it would be much better. Definitely will wait for the RedBox version!

    • Me too! Kind of a bummer, but I guess he’s a tough guy to make a movie about!

  • I kind of had a feeling about this movie that it wouldn’t be amazing. I do love Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen.

    • I think they both did well in it (love them too)! The plot of the film just wasn’t moving along too well, in my opinion. Kind of a bummer!

  • Rae

    This movie is why Netflix was born. I too will wait… (loyal Mac and all things Apple user)

    • So true! It was pretty cool to see a peek at what things look like behind the scenes at Apple product launches (at least decades ago)!

  • emi

    your movie recommendations are always so on point, and so helpful! xox

    welltraveledwife.com

  • Anamika Ojha

    Hey I was planning to see this movie in theater. But after your review. will wait for it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Of course! I hope it’s helpful in your movie-selecting!

  • I was hoping to see this sometime in the next week or so. I’d heard it dragged a little but the subject is so interesting! I may still see in theaters but I’ll be more prepared thanks to your review!

    • Definitely a bit of dragging, but yes, the subject was very interesting! I hope you enjoy it!