In the event that you have been in a coma for the past few decades, Steve Jobs was the co-founder and CEO of Apple and is widely regarded as either a genius or the biggest asshole ever. I was not excited to see this film because I am #TeamPC and #TeamAndroid.
You already know that I am not here for films without black people. Steve Jobs is one of them. But it’s biographical, so of course there wouldn’t be many black people in a film about tech in the 80s and 90s. Yet, it was almost insulting that the only black person was a random guy saying hello to Steve in the hallway in the last part of the movie.
Was the movie good? I mean yeah, it was well acted and interesting. But at the end of the day, seeing a film about a man who refused to claim his child hit too close to home for me. I sat in the theater not understanding what I was supposed to be seeing. Was I supposed to be empathizing with this guy we know ultimately dies of cancer (but not in the movie)? Am I supposed to be cool with this guy who is rude as fuck to his coworkers and friends? And are we just going to pretend that this whole thing is really about innovation and not greed?
I didn’t connect. I can never connect with a character who would openly deny his daughter to the press.
For what it’s worth, Steve Jobs reconciled with his daughter in real life. Good for them. But fuck this movie anyway.
Is it shady if I say that Steve Jobs reminded me of former DC mayor Adrian Fenty in this film? Hmmm….