Day’s almost over, but I just came back from SF after watching Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s movie Steve Jobs.
I’ll give a short and a not-so-short review of the movie.
Short: It’s a good dramatization of Steve Jobs and his relationship with other people. Just don’t expect it to be completely accurate.
Not So Short: It’s a good dramatization of Steve Jobs and his relationship with those around him, but it glosses over many of the good traits he had. Don’t go into watching the film thinking it’s going to be a retelling of Walter Isaacson’s biopic on Steve Jobs or else you’ll be rolling your eyes every time there is an inaccuracy (which is going to be a lot of eye-rolling). Aaron Sorkin did a good job making it a lot like The Social Network: It grinds the main character down to people and uses human interaction as the driver for plot, it just embellishes or even out-right fabricates parts about Steve Jobs’ life. If you’re looking for an accurate biopic on Steve Jobs, just read the posthumous biography by Walter Isaacson.
Overall, I give it a good 8/10. I didn’t even look at my watch once to check the time (that’s how you know it’s a good film).