That Ashton Kutcher Steve Jobs Movie Sounds Pretty Awful Already

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Ashton may or may not be the perfect fit to play the world's favorite tech tyrant, but the rest of the film seems terrible and terribly boring. Even the title is horrendous.

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First, the movie is called Jobs: Get Inspired, which, wow. Jobs: Get Inspired. With that kind of cornball name, the film sounds more like a motivational seminar in the basement of a Marriott than a compelling biopic. It also has the misfortune of being directed by Joshua Michael Stern, whose claim to fame is Swing Vote, a bad movie you forgot about from 2008. It starred Kevin Costner and nobody liked it. He also wrote a made for TV movie called Nightworld: Survivor in 1997.

And finally, this damning quote from an interview with the producer Jobs: Get Motivated (ugh):

Finally, do you believe that the family, friends and fans of Steve Jobs will appreciate the movie Jobs when it is released?

We have purposed for the movie to be an accurate and inspirational portrayal of his fascinating life and the huge impact he had on the world, so yes we expect his family and friends to appreciate it.

If you can expect that his family and friends will "appreciate" the movie, it's unlikely it's going to be very critical, or very interesting, or very accurate. So what we'll have is a gushing, whitewashed commercial for the memory of Steve Jobs. At least Ashton looks a lot like him! [Neowin via Verge]

DISCUSSION

geekymitch
geekymitch

This is not a shock. While Ashton is actually a better actor than most give him credit for...I mean, come ON. Steve Jobs is arguably one of the most recognizable and influential people in tech of the last 3 decades...surely we could have come up with someone better to fill the role? I still persist that Ed Norton would have been a decent choice.