Biopics are tricky beasts. At their best, they can provide deeper insight into their protagonists–even when certain details are combined, eliminated or otherwise fictionalized. On the other end of the spectrum lie a plethora of problems, such as blasé regurgitation of known facts, focusing on either too much or too little of someone’s life, and/or reducing the subject’s life to a highlight reel show with no real substance. One would hope that a movie such as Jobs, about one of the great creative visionaries of our time, would be inspired by the same creative spark. Alas, that hope is sadly not realized.
Hit the jump for my review of Jobs on Blu-ray.