Yesterday MavenHut’s entire team went to the movies: Jobs. While the experience of a VIP cinema room just for ourselves made us feel a lot better, I have to say I really liked the movie. I was quite surprised, especially after reading all the bad reviews the movie got on IMDB and similar sites.
Ashton Kutcher, which I actually like, especially because of his business acumen, creates a believable Jobs, down to his behavior patterns, his walking and, especially, his eyes. Really, when the images of both Kutcher and Jobs appear at the end of the movie, look at their eyes.
Anyway, the movie is a series of short moments that take you from the launch of the company to the launch of the iPod, without respecting the timeline. At times it feels like a series of sketches, but, if you already know the timeline, the movie is quite enjoyable. And the acting, I have to say, is good. Including (or especially) Josh Gad as Wozniak.
Yes, the movie has some off beat moments, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.
My advice: if you have the time, go see it, regardless of the bad reviews. I think you will really enjoy it. Especially if you read Isaacson’ biography on Jobs or Adam Lashinsky’s Inside Apple (which I actually think is the better read).
Finally, an interesting thing, the official site for the site is a collaborative effort on tumblr.
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