August 16, 2013
Not everyone loved Steve Jobs. The same can now be said about the new movie that bears his name. “Jobs,” which stars Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple co-founder has opened to mostly negative reviews. Mark Olsen, writing in The Los Angeles Times, calls the movie “curiously out of touch with its subject.” In The New York Times, Manohla Dargis blames the filmmakers “who never find a way to navigate the “passions, perfectionism, demons, desires, artistry, devilry and obsession for control” that Walter Isaacson enumerated in “Steve Jobs,” his 2011 authorized biography.” Macworld’s Philip Michaels concludes, “With “Jobs,” you get a workmanlike, conventional, and ultimately uninspired look at Steve Jobs and the technological revolution he helped lead. That’s a perfectly acceptable result, but an odd one considering that none of those adjectives apply to the man himself or to the products he helped build.” Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, “Jobs” also stars Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. It mostly covers the years 1971 through 2001. It includes the formation and early days of Apple, through Jobs’ ouster from the company in 1985, to his return years later. Despite the reviews, I plan on seeing "Jobs" in the coming days. What about you? For more information on “Jobs,” see: Ashton Kutcher Serves Up Some Steve Jobs Wisdom At The Teen Choice Awards, Ashton Kutcher Explains Why He Wanted To Portray Steve Jobs, and Steve Wozniak Opens Up About Upcoming Steve Jobs Biopic Starring Ashton Kutcher.