Yesterday I finally went to see jOBS. I must say I was excited when I first heard there was going to be a movie about Steve Jobs, but later when I started reading not-so-good reviews online and the comments from Woz saying the movie wasn’t too accurate, that initial excitement began to decrease.
The movie is simply not good. The director (Joshua Michael Stern) had a great story to tell but he failed to do it right. It looks like he didn’t even read the Steve jobs biography by Walter Isaacson before making this movie.
The scenes are disconnected, the music is out of timing with the pictures, there are a lot of moments that are not in the movie and a lot others that are not properly developed. The movie skips about 9 years when Jobs went to NeXT, they simply don’t say anything about it. Also the return of Jobs to Apple is not accurate at all. They don’t show anything about Apple buying NeXT in 1996, for example.
Not everything is bad though. Ashton Kutcher’s acting is really good, but that’s about it.
After having read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, this movie falls very, very short. If you want to learn about the history of Apple (and Microsoft), I highly recommend you watch Pirates of Silicon Valley.