When it comes to biopics, audiences are often very hard to please. Some of the most famous movies derived from historical moments in time are muddled in such controversy. So, it comes as no surprise that the Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs” is already building scrutiny before the film is even released.
“Two and a Half Men” star Ashton Kutcher has stepped into the big shoes to play the role of the deceased founder of Apple.
A short clip of the movie opening scene was released giving fans an inside view into the life of Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, Jobs’ Apple co-founder and right hand man Steve Wozniak believes the film is already off to an inaccurate start.
The movie opens with Jobs and Wozniak (played by Josh Gad), walking through a garage at Hewlett Packard. Jobs is enthusiastically working to convince Wozniak of the importance of going public with a new operating computer operating system. Meanwhile, Wozniak believes they are way ahead of their time and think they should focus their efforts on the keyboard.
Wozniak opened up to Gizmodo about how he feels he was depicted thus far.
“Not close. We never had such interaction and roles. I’m not even sure what it’s getting at. Personalities are very wrong although mine is closer.”
Jobs had a coy and shy demeanor, but his personality shined whenever he spoke at press conferences about new technological advances he planned throughout his time at the helm of the company. Still, it is hard to view Jobs as the boisterous and outspoken character portrayed by Kutcher.
Wozniak also explained that the context of the conversation between him and Jobs was way off the mark.
“Don’t forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with the ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn’t around and didn’t attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.”
Though unhappy with the first clip of the film, Wozniak is willing to give it a chance if it entertains audiences.
Wozniak told Gizmodo, “It’s only one clip. The movie should be very popular and I hope it’s entertaining. It may be very correct as well. This is only one clip. But you’ll see the direction they are slanting the movie, just by the dialogue in this script.”
Could this movie be the start of a decline for Apple? CNET reported that Apple is no longer the most valuable company in the world after being surpassed by Exxon Mobile. “Jobs” will hit theatres on April 19th, the 37th anniversary of the founding of Apple. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Jobs died in 2011 at the age of 56 after battling pancreatic cancer.