August 16, 2013 Leave a comment
Well I was given another writing assignment, mainly cause I requested that I get the opportunity to write about this first generation Steve Jobs movie that Hollywood practically tripped over themselves to make first. So I got the chance to see and review Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher movie in which he plays Kelso Jobs or Steve Jobs…whatever. This ladies and gentlemen, is why you always wait for the second gen models of Apple products to come out. It lets the next model get all those nasty flaws and bugs out of the system.
Check out my full review over at Lost In Reviews and I will update with our podcast over this and many more movies.
What’s sad is that this movie falls into the trappings that are the hallmark of Apple’s products. It’s big, grandiose, a flashy veneer, and like any Apple product, there will be a second gen model that is better than the original. Jobs is too ambitious in what it wants to be, but it also isn’t sure what it truly wants to be either. Director Joshua Michael Stern tackles the life of Steve Jobs, who is played by Ashton Kutcher, and tries to cover the entirety of Steve’s time starting and running Apple, to his ousting in the mid 80’s and his heralded return a decade later. This monolithic time span doesn’t allow for any real growth, just a series of scenes centered around Apple launch products that showcase Jobs as this rebellious asshole who has a vision that no one else can fathom, often leading the viewer down this path of either canonizing him or demonizing him.
Click here for the full review.