Danny Boyle’s take on one of Earth’s greatest industrial designers may not be an on-the-mark accuracy in its depiction of events, but it sure as hell is an on-the-mark accuracy in encapsulating the complicated character of Apple’s co-founder; it’s a wise exaggeration of the traits and dramatic integrations and dexterities that the team and Steve Jobs both wrangled through to get to the successful peak they’re at today.
If I was forcefully put on the spot, I would have to say that Steve Jobs is probably my 2nd favorite screenplay of Aaron Sorkin’s career so far. From contrasting God to human inventors to the rejected to the chosen, this genius can literally make any feeble thing occurring in the real world seem like a concealed memo of a more sacred matter. Gotta love the dude.
The music was absolutely obnoxious though. Not every significant scene needs an epic orchestra backdrop or a popular indie-pop song to evoke something when we’ve got a kickass Sorkin script and an assemble of high-brow actors and actresses. The ending was a bit of a letdown, as well; Sorkin sacrifices genuineness ━ as he often does ━ for melodramatic optimism.
“Steve Jobs” is now available to stream on Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.