So, what does Steve Wozniak think of 'Jobs'?
05:00 AM, Aug 16, 2013
The professional film critics have already had their say about Jobs (and it ain’t pretty), but now there’s another voice joining the chorus.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak went online to share his thoughts on the movie, starring Ashton Kutcher as tech visionary Steve Jobs, and let’s just say it’s a less-than-enthusiastic review.
“I saw Jobs tonight,” Wozniak wrote in the comments section of tech site Gizmodo’s review of the film. “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.”
And, when it comes to Kutcher, Wozniak wastes no time in blaming the actor for the poor execution of the film. (Wozniak didn’t mention actor Josh Gad, who portrays him in the movie.)
“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,” Wozniak writes. “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.”