Thursday, January 23, 2014

MareReviews: Jobs

As soon as I saw the trailer for Jobs last year I wanted to see it.  Judging from the previews and the buzz surrounding its Sundance Film Festival debut, expectations were high.  I was expecting countless award nominations for Ashton Kutcher in his role as Steve Jobs.  I didn't get a chance to see it in theater, but then last week the Razzie nominations were announced and this movie received quite a few.  Surprised, I decided to see for myself.
Jobs follows the life of Apple's Steve Jobs starting in college.  I think Kutcher did a phenomenal job of portraying Jobs, down to his physical mannerisms and appearance.  It's a bit creepy how alike they look at some points.  I definitely don't think this movie deserves Razzies, but I can see why it was left out of Oscar contention. 
Perhaps it's too grand a task to fit in everything Jobs did into one movie.  But, as interesting as the story was, I felt like parts were missing. I wanted to know more about his revolutionary ideas and how different pieces of technology came to life. It almost felt like the first of a two-parter. 
Josh Gad was fabulous as Steve Wozniak.  He is steadily becoming one of my favourite actors to watch. 
Overall, yes I think this is a good movie. It's interesting to learn more about the man who revolutionized our world.  But I want to know more!

1 comment:

  1. We'll look out for it later on DVD. Love, xx

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