At First Glance: “steve jobs”

Some films are talked about so much (actors, directors, writers, and the like) that any wait hopefully is worth it. When the subject of a given film is even more high profile than its soon to be stars, the expectations are going to be incredibly high.

The upcoming Universal Pictures film “Steve Jobs”, is one film that is already headed in that direction.

This biopic stars Michael Fassbender (upcoming “Macbeth”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Kate Winslet (upcoming “Triple 9”, “Insurgent”), Seth Rogan (upcoming “X-Mas”, “Neighbors”), and Jeff Daniels (upcoming “The Martian”, “The Newsroom”).

It is directed by Danny Boyle (“Babylon”, “Trance”) and written by Aaron Sorkin (“The Newsroom”, “Moneyball”).

The film is expected to hit theaters on Oct. 9, 2015.

It’s called a teaser trailer for a reason. Usually a teaser isn’t really ever a teaser, but this one is.

It offers virtually no footage from the film itself. The bit that it does, is only for about 10 to 15 seconds and there’s not dialogue spoken. The only thing you get is a quick look at Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Okay, actually you see a quick shot of the other actors as their names appear, but other than that, no other footage.

I’m not sure if I think he looks enough like him, but I’m glad the teaser was cut this way. Gets me excited for more!

The bits of dialogue you do get, are not seen with any particular actor. It’s just a photo, of the back of Fassbender’s head, and bits of dialogue going. My first thought was how much it reminded me of the teaser for Sorkin’s previous film, “The Social Network”. Incidentally enough, it too was released in October of 2010. This, however, was enough to have me interested. This has more to do with the fact that these are words that Sorkin wrote and he’s been pretty good at writing clever dialogue.

For a teaser trailer, it was perfect. Now, the only question remaining, will the full trailer and actual film live up to my now rapidly forming expectations? Who else is ready to get excited over this?!


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