‘Jobs’ Review: Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, You’re a Dick.

Posted in The Screening Room by - April 23, 2015

We’re in the middle of our Reader Submission month and I was beginning to wonder when I would see something that would test my patience. We finally found it in the 2013 Ashton Kutcher bio-pic, Jobs.

Biographical films tend to be a chore to get through, unless they tell a compelling narrative along with giving an interesting look at the person’s psyche. Those two reasons are why I was such a huge fan of The Imitation Game. Films need to have a story to tell – not a message – a story. Jobs lacks this element. Essentially, this film is just a bunch of sketches that give visual representation of what Steve Jobs went through with Apple Computers. His first time screwing over Steve Wozniak, the founding of Apple Computer, the Apple II, the creation of Macintosh, Jobs being booted out of his company, and his eventual return.

The acting in this film wasn’t great either. I will admit, I’ve seen worse. However, from a cast that boasts a considerable amount of star power, I expected better. Plus, I’m not sure what I was looking at when J.K. Simmons appeared, but it was a cross between a rat and a hair piece. It was the most bogus and artificial looking thing I’ve ever seen. 

There isn’t much to say on Jobs. It is definitely one of the weakest films I’ve seen to date; lacking the meat of an actual story and complete waste of star power. In all honesty, I would have had a more enjoyable experience reading the Walter Isaacson biography, Steve Jobs.

Final Say: Don’t Watch it

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