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Steve Wozniak has a few things to say about 'Jobs' biopic, posts his review of the movie

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Steve Wozniak has a few things to say about 'Jobs' biopic, posts his review of the movie
Jobs, the biopic dedicated to Steve Jobs, the former chief executive of Apple and one of the men who found the company, is now airing and the first reviews are in. Whether you like it or not has nothing to do with how critics rate it, of course, but we think the opinion of one particular man is worth pointing out.

That man is the other Steve, Steve Wozniak, the engineer that actually made those awesome first Apple computers possible. Steve Jobs passed away early, but Woz is still alive and he’s got a few things to say about the movie.

His main critique is that it simply is not true to fact. Sure, it’s an artistic representation of the events, but Wozniak wants to point out the reality of the situation, so he’s written down his own review of the film. Take a look at it right below and do not hesitate to share your thoughts about this critique and the Jobs movie. Did you like it?

I saw Jobs tonight. I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie. One friend who is in the movie said he didn't want to watch fiction so he wasn't interested in seeing it.

I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs. Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently (including my supposedly having said that the 'movie' was bad, which was probably Ashton believing pop press headlines) and that I didn't like the movie because I'm paid to consult on another one. These are examples of Ashton still being in character. Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written. I can't take that creative leadership from someone else. And I was turned off by the Jobs script. But I still hoped for a great movie.

As to compromising principles for money, I will add one detail left out of the film. When Apple decided not to reward early friends who helped, I gave them large blocks of my own stock. Because it was right. And I made it possible for 80 other employees to get some stock prior to the IPO so they could participate in the wealth.

I felt bad for many people I know well who were portrayed wrongly in their interactions with Jobs and the company. The movie ends pretty much where the great Jobs finally found product success (the iPod) and changed so many of our lives. I'm grateful to Steve for his excellence in the i-era, and his contribution to my own life of enjoying great products, but this movie portrays him having had those skills in earlier times.

source: Gizmodo

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posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:41 15

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If Steve Jobs didn't pass away or Steve Wozniak is the CEO, Apple won't be falling down to the sinkhole.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:52 3

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Anyone could have guessed that....

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:44 11

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Damn! Apple should have patented Jobs' behaviour and characteristics so that Ashton could've done exactly as told. Any false move and bang! I sue you!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:57 5

11. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If they'd patented that, Ashton would not have been allowed to portray him, and the movie would be facing a lawsuit and ban right now.

Then, Apple would claim that the patent covers all acting and movie making and try to shut down the entire industry.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 11:21 2

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oh, damn! I can 'envision' that right now.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 15:37

20. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


yeah, that's right. they will just pay for royalties. no biggie,,

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 09:57 33

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 618; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Steve Wozniak "The Living Legend"
This man so unbiased tech lover and express his views and though without any hesitations.
I respect this man
Truly a genius.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 11:40 3

15. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Yes and, just like iPredicted, this movie is a major FAIL; I knew that talentless Kutch-Kutch was going to ruin this (just like he did 2½ Men) so, in the end, no surprise. I can't wait for all the Steve Jobs diSciPles to run (panting) to their local theaters to watch this only to run out screeching in disappointment.

If anything good comes out of this bioFlop is, it will finally put a nail in Kutcher's career coffin. Him and JLo, the two biggest no-talents on this Earth.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 17:06 1

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


one man i respect when it comes too technology

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 22:03 1

27. N5110 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Pirates of Silicon Valley is more accurate than this.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:04 2

5. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


offtopic - those big title looks ugly

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:08 7

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5458; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


As I already have said before, I think that this movie is just a hidden Apple's intention to keep hype about Steve Jobs. A lot of people recognize him but not many exactly knows something about him, majority of peoples just follows Apple's artificially increased hype about Steve Jobs without any actual knowledge. Steve Jobs has done a lot for his company but nothing for tech. Almost all Apple inventions was made before Steve Wozniak left the company because he is a genius but for some reasons all hype is not about Steve Wozniak but about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs was just a marketing specialist and nothing more (talking about the tech world) and thats why I don't see any reasons why tech lovers should feel any hype about Steve Jobs (maybe marketing people should feel hype, but not tech people). As I have said before, I think that Apple just artificially increasing hype about Steve Jobs since they use Steve Jobs as a "brand" or "icon".

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:13 13

7. pookiewood (Posts: 552; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I bet they won't make a Bill Gates movie and he's helped so many people with his foundation, he stands up for the middle class, he was truly a tech geek, etc. We get a movie from a supposed jerk though. People love jerks!

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:36 2

8. Topcat488 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Nobody want to see a Bill Gates movie, the man want to vaccine and depopulate the world. Go away MS fanboy wrong article.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:10 7

16. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


You don't have to be an MS fanboy to appreciate what Gates has done for society.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:44 3

18. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The problem with Gates is that he still lives.

had he died at the peak of MS's domination, you bet your butt there would be movies about him. There probably still will be when he dies.. but not right now.

I respect Gates far far far far more than I ever will about what Jobs has done.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 17:08 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


you forgot there's already a documentry movie called "Pirates of Silicon Valley 99'". It's better than ASHTON'S "JOBS" MOVIE. and that documentry was great. You can stream it on youtube if they haven't taken it down yet.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 18:02 1

25. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5458; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree with InspectorGadget80, I saw that movie few years ago, really good. Also I suggest to watch "Bulletin Board System" documentary film.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 20:57 1

26. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'll take a look at that then thanks.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 04:34

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5458; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


You can find it on YouTube, search for "BBS The Documentary", should be 8 parts.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:40 11

9. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Steve Jobs may have been a visionary but he was no genius. He just knew how to use Other's products better is all.

Steve Wozniak was the real genius behind Apple at the start. If he hadn't had the homebrew hobby back then none of this would exist right now. Woz is a real geek whereas Jobs eventually became a showman with visions of what would make tech products.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 10:53

10. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


LMAO!!!

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2289485/crowd-asked-to-fund-a-colossal-statue-of-steve-jobs

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 11:04

12. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I love the fact that a donation of $666 gets you input into the statue design.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 11:15 5

13. lyndon420 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


They made the movie wrong.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:27 1

17. ZeroCide (Posts: 683; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


That should be "Your're watching it wrong".

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 17:09

24. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6135; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


with a horrible actor

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 13:47 2

19. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I think I may wait until Aaron Sorkin's movie about Steve Jobs comes out. He took a far less interesting character in Mark Zuckerberg and made one of the best (if not the best) movies of the year out of it. Shame they had to take a legend like Jobs and make an average movie out of it.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 16:19 1

21. Stuntman (Posts: 707; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I wouldn't expect a feature film that is not a documentary to really portray people accurately. It is made to be entertaining first.

posted on 17 Aug 2013, 22:11

29. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I may see this film when it comes straight to Netflix streaming, but I am not wasting 10.00 on such an inaccurate movie.

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