"Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." -Steve
This film has been long anticipated.
First let’s talk Apple.
Apple has changed history. It has changed how we see things. It has changed creativity and made so many things possible for the average person. Dreaming is endless and because of Apple it is possible. One person has made this possible and that is Steve Jobs.
As many others I have been waiting for this film to hit theaters for months. In the mean time I have been spending sometime watching my favorite Apple movie called “Pirates of Silicon Valley” and Justin Longs film depiction called “iSteve”. Both equally incredibly entertaining. As far as facts are concerned I take Pirates of Silicon Valley more seriously than any other film as Steve himself mentions that Noah Wyle was a great choice for the film and that the story between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs gives us an accurate depiction on how Apple began. This is why I love THAT specific film.
Now Jobs was a great experience. Its entertaining and it pulls on your heart strings. ESP after the betrayal of John Scully and his investor Mike Markkula. Both of whom Steve trusted with his whole life. Apple was his life.
The film was able to keep your attention throughout. If you read recent articles about Woz and how he feels about the movie and the accuracy you end up over analyzing the film and wondering what parts of the film are accurate depictions of each character. Perhaps my having insider info from my husband of whom both worked for Apple for 4 years as a Genius and has personally met Steve Jobs himself at his many training meetings at corporate in Cupertino has impacted my opinion as well.
Knowing all of this information and going into the movie it did not take away from the film at all. In fact the film was enjoyable and Ashton was the perfect Steve. Ashton was able to capture Steve’s walk and hand gesture’s to the T. It was emotional. I say this because Steve has played such a role in all of our lives and to see him alive again fighting for Apple is such a special moment.
My favorite part of the film by far is when he meets Jony Ive. When you see the film you will know exactly what I am talking about.
So what do I give this film as far as a review? I would say two thumbs up. As for what parts are the “real” Steve is concerned I think the only people who were physically there during those times are the only ones who will ever really know. Everyone sees everything differently and remembers everything in different ways. But what truly matters is that we remember.
So let’s remember him as the inspirational man that he was. Let’s remember the crazy one.