Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jobs [A Fat Jesus Quick Hit]

I'm not a huge fan of the Apple business practice of  "Let's release the iPod Touch 5 for $200" and then two months later "Here's the iPod Touch 6, with a few new features, you've gotta pay $300". I'm either over-simplifying or blowing what I just said out of proportion. That's not the point of this post. Moving on, there's still no denying that Steve Jobs was a great mind in world of technology. Always striving for the best product for consumers to buy. So the best option to play him in a biopic is...Ashton Kutcher? What's done is done I suppose. Jobs follows the story of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad) as they form Apple Inc. and turn it into what we know it as today.

The biggest problem with this biopic, compared to say 42 from earlier this year, is that Ashton Kutcher is completely miscast here. He isn't believable at all as Steve Jobs, and it doesn't feel like he brought anything to the table. You need to have a strong lead that can, embody almost, who he's playing. Kutcher did not do that in any way shape or form in this. Also the story, at least the way it's written, feels really sloppy and disjointed. Really focusing on the young Steve Jobs, while getting way rushed once he actually gets Apple going. Finally, this is a long movie that just feels lifeless. None of the performances by Kutcher (aforementioned), Gad, Woods, Simmons, etc, are memorable. All just plain boring and uninspired to me. It really just feels like a cheap cash-in attempt so quickly after the death of this man. Despite what you think of Apple and it's business practices now, it's really not something the industry needs to do.

Jobs is everything I just mentioned in the paragraph before, and none of it is good. I'm beating a dead horse here, but the story, performances, casting, and movie overall was bad. A quick cash-in, that even hardcore Apple fans should feel pretty bad about. After this debacle I hope Steve Jobs gets a real biopic in the future. Cause this movie didn't do this man any justice at all.

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