A poor Jobs

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ON Fri­day night, my busi­ness part­ner and I left the of­fice in ex­cite­ment to go to Polo Park and catch the re­lease of the movie Jobs. Since I was a kid, I’ve looked up to Steve Jobs as one of the great­est in­no­va­tors of all time. We got to the movie in­cred­i­bly early to make sure we could get tick­ets and find seats. We got there 30 min­utes early and to our sur­prise no one was there. I started to think peo­ple were watch­ing this film at other theatres or they all went to the early shows. I thought this was sup­posed to be a big movie re­lease given the movie hype. Thirty min­utes into the movie, I had no idea what was go­ing on. The movie was all over the place. Fol­low­ing the sto­ry­line was dif­fi­cult; even for an Ap­ple fan like my­self. The act­ing was bru­tal, and the en­tire movie was Steve be­ing re­ally mad, crying, or telling peo­ple to go %$#* them­selves. I left 55 min­utes into the movie be­cause it was that bad. I was re­ally dis­ap­pointed this movie turned out so gawd aw­ful. I was hop­ing for it to be quite good just be­cause how awe­some the So­cial Net­work was. The Steve Jobs story is much cooler in my opin­ion than Face­book founder Mark Zucker­berg’s story; but the So­cial Net­work kicks the crap out of Jobs. Ash­ton Kutcher did a re­ally poor job with the movie — along with the writ­ing and di­rect­ing, they ba­si­cally made the en­tire movie a bunch of in­spi­ra­tional quotes, ad­ver­tis­ing tag lines and a check­list of biopic clichés. Steve Woz­niak, one of the orig­i­nal founders of Ap­ple, even said he doesn’t rec­om­mend go­ing to see Jobs. He said the movie was way too much fic­tion. Can you be­lieve that when plan­ning the Jobs movie they didn’t even ask for Woz’s in­put on the sto­ry­line or ask one of the founders of Ap­ple to help for­mu­late and mould the script? Jobs dis­ap­pointed me, and I wouldn’t rec­om­mend it.

GLEN WIL­SON / OPEN ROAD FILMS

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