Oscars Countdown: Steve Jobs

We are finally back with yet another Oscars Countdown (we’re 12 days away from the ceremony, by the way), and I would like to comment on Steve Jobs, which, in my humble opinion, is a waste of Michael Fassbender.

I started the movie full of huge expectations because I really appreciate good biopics and I have never seen the one with Ashton Kutcher, so I was ready to learn everything about Steve Jobs’ life. Do you know what I learned? That the Macintosh computer really did not wanna say ‘hello’. Now, I know that some of you may disagree, since the movie has a solid 7.4 score on IMDb, but I was extremely bored from the beginning to the end of the movie that frankly bashed late Steve Jobs portraying him as totally useless to Apple and a bad person in general. I honestly couldn’t follow what was going on with his daughter either because it was so confusing. And Steve Wozniak even says “You are not a programmer, you are not an engineer, you are not a designer yet everyone says you’re a genius. What exactly do you do?” Ouch. However, if he wasn’t a useful man, I don’t think there would be a biopic I could criticize right now.

So I’m thinking that I want to introduce the plot of the movie to you but, honestly.. I can’t. It jumps around in time, making it difficult to follow, and it only shows a couple of product launches. Other than that, it’s full of negative energy with people fighting, a lot of nasty comments, and a lot of bickering.

Do you remember Michael Fassbender in 12 Years A Slave? Well, you’ll be disappointed – he is not even close to what he was in 12 Years A Slave. I don’t know if it was bad casting, but I can’t even imagine Christian Bale doing it better, as he was the first choice for the role. Fassbender’s performance was average and, just like the rest of the movie, boring. The same goes for his award-winning co-star Kate Winslet, who didn’t impress me either. Ironically enough, they’re both nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively. So, as you probably expected, this movie will get 1 out of 5 statues because it’s much easier, cheaper, more interesting, and much more instructive to read Steve Jobs’ Wikipedia page.

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