“With few exceptions, nice guys don’t change the world. Especially in the digital universe. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, according to ‘The Social Network,’ appears to be quite a handful,” Peter Keough writes for The Boston Globe.
“And Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011 of pancreatic cancer, was such a piece of work that he requires two biopics to do him justice. This one, directed by Joshua Michael Stern (‘Swing Vote’), suggests that Jobs will fare better with the upcoming version from Aaron Sorkin, Oscar-winning screenwriter of ‘Network,'” Keough writes. “If one were to compare this film to one of Jobs’s own products, it would be more like the Cube than the iPod.”
Keough writes, “Nonetheless, ‘Jobs’ does offer some redeeming features — Ashton Kutcher in the title role, for one… At first, it seems like the filmmakers are up to the task, too. Though a bit corny, an early montage set in 1974, in which the latter-day hippie Jobs trips on acid with friends in a cornfield, packages many of the themes of the man’s life in a few minutes… the sequence seems inspired compared with what follows, a chronicle of high and low points in Jobs’s career put together like a PowerPoint demonstration.”
MacDailyNews Take: Stern should’ve used Keynote.
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MacDailyNews Take: As expected from the second it was announced, this flick is merely a warm-up, lukewarm as it is, for the real “Steve Jobs” feature film which, hopefully, will be insanely great.
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