STEVE JOBS: A USER-FRIENDLY BOYLE

Monika Ponjavic

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Danny Boyle’s latest film is a thrilling story about Steve Jobs, the creator of Apple Inc, told in different acts revolving around three, now historical, launches.

First launch came in 1984 with the launch of Macintosh computer, the friendly-face challenge not only to the supremacy of the PC but also to the future painted in Orwell’s 1984, as told in the legendary Apple add directed by Ridley Scott, which is precisely why Jobs was so adamant about it being able to say “hello”. Hollywood has made computers evil and sinister and it was Jobs’ job to shine a new light onto this problematic turning this malaise into praise and admiration.

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Meanwhile, in the backstage, behind the scenes, Jobs (Michael Fassbender) is forced to face his ex (Katherine Waterston) and the mother of his supposed daughter (Makenzie Moss, Ripley Sobo, Perla Haney-Jardine), who came not only to plea for more money…

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