Reviewers take on Jobs makes it clear that the film is not the apple of their eyes

Reviewers take on Jobs makes it clear that the film is not the apple of their eyes
The other day, we showed you part of the opening scene to the movie Jobs (note the new title), a scene that Steve Wozniak said never happened. The movie's publicist responded to Wozniak's criticism that the movie got the his and Jobs' personalities mixed up in that scene by saying that "The film is not a documentary, nor is it meant to be a blow by blow, word for word account of all conversations and events." But what did the critics think? After the movie was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the reviews were mixed.

Some praised Ashton Kutcher for his portrayal of Steve Jobs while criticizing the script for trying to cram too many things into the film. Others said that the movie was too shallow and did not touch on things about Jobs that were discovered during his early days. Apparently, the man smelled bad, cried, yelled, and constantly overspent his budgets, all while working tirelessly to develop products to make life easier. Despite the natural drama that could be found in the story, one reviewer said that it wasn't seen in the film. Another called it a "made for TV movie" that was as superficial as reading the Wikipedia page about Steve Jobs.

If there was one constant about the reviews, it was the priase heaped on Ashton Kutcher for a role he was born to play. Many reviewers, even those who thought the movie was not special, came away calling it the performance of his career. The movie opens April 19th and while there is no mention of the Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, it seems that the film does show Jobs' introducing the first Apple iPod.

So will you see the movie? Even if you are not a fan of the man or the products he designed, you might find yourself taken with the story, even if it has been enhanced and twisted for the giant screen. In other words, it is entertainment, nothing more and nothing less.

source: Forbes



1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I am sure its probably alright but never will there be a movie good enough for alot of yhe hardcore apple and jobs fanatic. Unless it is a mini series I doubt uou can cram enough into a movie about a mans life that had so much happen.

9. metalpoet unregistered

Ill watch it, im sure itll be a great comedy about a man every thinks is god. although Ashton Kutcher is a decent actor

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Can't cram greatness into one movie.

30. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

you're right, 10 minutes should do

46. Imbatman

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Ill see it once netflix gets it in a few months. I do have to say that Ashton Kutcher does look alot like jobs and is probably one of his best movies. But nothing can beat That 70's Show for him.

2. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

This movie will be as good as their products.

4. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

You can't say that they have bad products. They have great productions. I just don't agree with their software decisions. This goes with most of us that post to phone arena. We have issues with the restricted software.

8. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Very well point I like my Macbook, but I like it even more running windows

11. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I can say whatever I want. 'Murica

20. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

You can. I just don't see how anyone can say that Apple has "bad" products. I work in wireless. IPhones are great phones for some people. Mac Books are great for some people. Android and Windows are best for me, but not for anyone. Companies that have bad products?...ZTE. I have never seen ZTE come out with a good product.

35. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Shaarap go away.

14. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

His comment can mean that they have good products and that he's a fan. But since you decided that he speaks ill of the products by default, deep down you know that the products are bad. get what i mean?

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That is an interesting analogy. Dated UI. Shameless copying of others ideas. Complaining when the truth isn't as flattering as Steve wanted it to be. Suing competitors who out-competed him. Hmmm. Maybe I will pass on the film. Once was enough.

15. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

Why do I get the feeling that people will be charged twice as much to see this film for the same quality as other films... oh apple and ripping people off

42. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, that was funny

44. atsamman

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Steve jobs one word ...respect ❤❤❤

3. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I don't doubt Ashton as a good actor. He just has annoying rolls and he's been the idiot from that 70's show for far too long and in for too many TV comedies as well as some films. I'm glad he did a great job with this, so it seems. At some point a huge production will be made that will completely nail Job's achievements and lifetime events. Not an easy task, but for many it would be a roll that could make their career. That is, if another film is ever made. I'd see it. But i'll probably skip this one. Just have Spielberg do it.

7. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

If this is the performance of his career and the movie is receiving luke warm reviews at best, then its time for the Kutch to hang it up and start doing commercials in Japan.

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

"Role", not "roll"

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

But otherwise, yes, more or less. I don't think there will ever be a grand biopic of his life. "jobs" + "Pirates of Silicon Valley" seem sufficient.

6. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

"I don’t know if there’s ever been an entrepreneur who’s had more compassion and care for his consumer than Steve Jobs." I can't I've ever heard ANYONE... EVER... use the word 'compassion' when describing Steve Jobs. I certain exclamation during that whole antennagate email comes to mind. You know what I'm talking about.

10. vicorama

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

In 6 months they will release the movie with new footage, 6 months after it will be in 3D. And it will be heralded as a innovation to movies! /endsarcasm

12. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

L will give 3 week this movie.. reason is that the apple fan can watch their then direct to the dvd stores

26. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Not iTunes?

13. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

His life isn't superb to begin with... the movie shouldn't be any better

19. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

ya starting one of the biggest companies in the world isnt superb. what are you doing again??

22. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

They're not all that big. They have a widespread distribution network for their overpriced junk manufactured cheaply in China by borderline-slave labor (which, granted, is gradually improving)

28. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

what do you mean its not all that big?! have you looked it up before? 22nd biggest company in the world.... and almost everyone in front of them is a gas and oil company. Look I'm not some crazed apple fanboy but I feel like you guys are just discounting apple and jobs because you just love to hate apple.

31. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What are your qualifications for "big"? Financial assets? Number of workers? Worldwide availability of products? Socio-economic impacts? Excepting cash reserves, apple isn't that large worldwide in any of those. Yes, I am openly against apple and all it stands for and has stood for since its reincarnation, but not to such a degree that ignore facts and figures.

33. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Big, like, Big. Just go to google and type it in (Go ahead and start with forbes if you really are interested). Really, it doesn't matter in what ways, all I was trying to make a point of in the first place is that Jobs is a significant figure, and has created a huge and successful company, whether you and I are a fan of the man or not.

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