This movie is about the life of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher), from when he was in college until the announcement of the ipod in 2001 that cemented Apple as one of the great tech companies of the 21st century. The movie begins in 1974 when jobs was in college and follows his journey from working out of his garage and creating the Apple II, to becoming a public company, and also his time away from Apple.
What I liked
I really enjoyed this movie. I have always been genuinely interested in the history of computers and technology, and how gigantic computer companies like Apple and Microsoft began. I thought Ashton Kutcher did a great job playing Steve Jobs, despite it being a questionable choice beforehand. It seemed like the movie was fairly accurate from what I know, examples being some of the quotes that were used, working out of a garage to create the Apple II, founding the company with Steve Wozniak, hiring the CEO Pepsi to improve marketing, and Jobs getting forced out of Apple in the 90s. I thought the movie did a brilliant job of showing Jobs’ personality both as a visionary and as someone who didn’t always get along with others.
What I didn’t like
I did not find this movie too long or too boring or too slow, contrary to what many of the critics have said. I guess the only things I would say is that the beginning was kind of strange when he was at college and getting high and running around in the fields. Another suggestion could have been to extend the movie through to the time of his death, to witness how developments such as the iPhone and iPad came about.
This movie currently has a 5.4/10 on IMDB, a 26% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 50% from the audience.
Again, this is one of those movies that I knew going in I would like more than the critics because of the nature of the story. Therefore, I give this movie a 4/5.
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