Ever wondered about who Steve Jobs was, his influence on technology and why he is considered to be the biggest genius of our time? All these questions are answered in Walter Isaacson’s book Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography. But for those of us who haven’t had a chance to read the book, Joshua Michael Stern’s movie—Jobs—answers many of those questions, if not all. Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
Starring the likes of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, Dermot Mulroney and Josh Gad among others, Stern weaves a tale of how a college dropout rose to become the founder of the biggest tech company in the world. The movie in a span of 120-odd minutes tries to offer an array of glimpses into the rise and fall of this multi-millionaire. Kutcher does a commendable job and is quite believable as Jobs. He has picked up quite a few mannerisms of Jobs and looks comfortable in character for most parts. Also Read - iPhone SE gets cheaper on Flipkart only for today: Get over Rs 11,000 flat discount
The movie feels like a documentary and has a lot going for it. You are treated to the Apple 1 and the Apple 2 and see the company growing from a garage to a behemoth based in Cupertino. But it does suffer a bit. The pacing is an issue, especially in the second half and at the end you are left feeling that were quite a few loose strands that should have been tied.
It also doesn’t help when Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak calls the movie factually incorrect, claiming parts portrayed in the movie never happened and others who have known Jobs call it a fanboy’s take on a part of his life. Despite all of that, we would recommend you watch it at least once. Jobs releases in India today and is playing at a multiplex near you.