Belfast Telegraph

Wozniak disappointed by Jobs film

Steve Wozniak has revealed that he thinks the new biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is entertaining, but he wouldn't recommend it.

The US inventor, who co-founded the technology giant with the late Jobs and Ronald Payne, praised the acting in Jobs in his review on the Gizmodo website, but admitted that there were inaccuracies throughout.

He wrote: "I saw Jobs tonight. I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie... I felt bad for many people I know well who were portrayed wrongly in their interactions with Jobs and the company."

The biopic, directed by Joshua Michael Stern, stars Ashton Kutcher as tech visionary Jobs in his younger years travelling in India through to the invention of the iPod. Josh Gad plays Wozniak in the film.

Steve, who failed to mention Josh in the review, denied reports by the Two And A Half Men star claiming that he said the film was bad because he is acting as a consultant on another film about Jobs with Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin.

"I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs," he continued.

"Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently (including my supposedly having said that the 'movie' was bad, which was probably Ashton believing pop press headlines) and that I didn't like the movie because I'm paid to consult on another one. These are examples of Ashton still being in character."

He added: "Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written. I can't take that creative leadership from someone else. And I was turned off by the Jobs script. But I still hoped for a great movie."


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