jOBS, the steve Jobs Bio pic was waited for excitedly and then pretty much panned when reviews came out. Good news for Netflix USA customers is that jOBS is now available for rent. If youre in the UK and have Netflix don’t forget you can still watch this by using Netflix with our UnoTelly or HideIPVPN guide so you can get USA content whilst in the UK on Netflix.
Jobs, Reviewed by Steve Wozniak
In the discussion section of our Jobs review, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak weighed in with his own impressions of the movie—and how he and others were portrayed. What follows is Woz’s unedited take on Jobs:
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.
A new trailer for Jobs, the independent film about the late tech luminary Steve Jobs, debuted on Instagram Wednesday. The video shows the former Apple CEO, played by Ashton Kutcher, yelling into a landline phone and then smashing it.