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Trailer Reaction: Steve Jobs

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Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes a look at the chaotic life of the brilliant and controversial Apple co-founder, while proving a behind the scenes glimpse of the digital revolution he helped create. Directed by Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Steve Jobs stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.

 

Though Sony acquired the rights to Walter Isaacson’s book, Steve Jobs, several years ago, the film has had numerous production troubles, with many directors and actors abandoning the project. Originally, the film was to be directed by David Fincher and star Christian Bale. Both left under different circumstances, with rumors suggesting that Fincher disagreed with Sony on how the film should be marketed, and with Bale deciding that he was “not right for the part.”

Ignoring the film’s production woes, the first official trailer for Steve Jobs looks pretty impressive, with much of the focus centered Sorkin’s fast-paced, biting dialogue. However, even though everyone in the film looks like their acting their asses off, I’m still having trouble seeing Fassbender as Jobs. It’s probably not fair to criticize the fact that he looks nothing like Jobs, even when clothed in the man’s signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, but something still feels off even when not considering the look. Hopefully Fassbender can make up for it by hammering home Jobs’ renowned sense of entitlement and arrogance. That shouldn’t be too hard, especially with so many infamous stories making note of it for the past several decades.

Steve Jobs will make its way to theatres on October 9, 2015.
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While braving the snow-swept wasteland of Buffalo, New York for 18 long years, Christopher Herman developed a love for geek culture. A child of the 90s, he was raised on the valuable lessons taught by Batman: The Animated Series, Hey Arnold and Animaniacs. Eventually discovering a passion for movies, books, comics and video games, Chris began hoarding his knowledge of geekdom. Whether it’s Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Mass Effect, Firefly or Avatar: The Last Airbender, he’s always willing to discuss the intricate worlds and stories of geek properties. Chris currently resides in San Marcos, TX.
  • Neil Kelly

    I like how the trailer shows him covering the actual technology and what an absolute nightmare process it was. It annoys me sometimes when biopics just focus on the “emotions” when I want to see the person’s achievements and turmoils really illustrated. And this looks hopeful on that front.