STEVE JOBS IS A QUALITY MOVIE WITH A LETHAL MESSAGE
It’s ASTONISHING how much admiration Americans have for Steve Jobs – who was THE CEO OF A LARGE (and we assume GREEDY) CORPORATION! How often are CEO’s put on a pedestal? Especially in the current political climate! (Hey – we admire him too.) Danny Boyle’s new bio of Jobs is filled with Aaron Sorkin’s clever rapid-fire dialog – words which Jobs may or may not have ever spoken. The movie presents Jobs (played excellently by Michael Fassbender) as an egomaniacal, self-serving, disloyal and downright cruel person, by all accounts. But it was implied that’s all right, because he was a “genius.” Gullible men walking out of the movie actually commented that a person as accomplished as Jobs HAD to be despicable to succeed! Does success EXCUSE being an unethical person? THAT is the nasty idea this movie suggests. Don’t believe it. And most of all, don’t use your success as an excuse for being a jerk!