Movie Review: Jobs

By | August 27, 2013

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When I knew Jobs movie was in the cinema I wanted to go see it right away but I was put off by the unbelievable amount of bad reviews and feedbacks I got. Some said it was the movie was boring, others said the movie was all shot in a boardroom, others hated Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, other thought it was a complete waste of time, etc. I was reluctant to go to be frank, but then I’ve always had a mind of my own and different taste than everyone else so I’ve decided to go see it and decide for myself.

To be frank I enjoyed the movie and didn’t think it was bad at all. True, it wasn’t entirely accurate. True, it didn’t cover most of Steve Jobs important stops and milestones while he was alive and true it ended abruptly. The man had so many achievements in his life and I guess the movie makers decided to focus solely on his rise and fall as Apples iCEO. In my humble opinion naming the movie Jobs wasn’t a good choice, Apple would have been more suitable. For example, it doesn’t say what Jobs went to do after he was forced out of Apple and how he created Pixar and got us Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and the rest of the movies. It doesn’t also shed light on the fact that he was adopted, how his parents brought him up, how he met and married his wife, how he fought cancer, and many other things that would’ve made the movie a true biopic of Steve Jobs and not just Apple.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I should warn you then that many people were huffing in boredom while watching and the little kids upfront turned into rabbits, jumping up and down the chairs. This movie is not for everybody and if you go watch it you must know it is solely about Jobs founding Apple and not about the fascinating yet complicated person Steve Jobs was. If you’ve read the Steve Jobs biography you might like the movie much better as you’d be able to connect the dots in the story and know what was left out and what was not.


12 Comments

Kora on August 27, 2013 at 15:13.

I was by the kb lounge next to the cinema in laila tower, then I saw the ad for it! I think it will be nice

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danderma on August 28, 2013 at 10:43.

I personally liked it but many others didn’t. Give it a try and do watch it :)

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ElPaDRiNo Q8 on August 28, 2013 at 10:24.

I personally liked the movie although i think it was missing a lot of things that were mentioned in the book.

I also think the makers of the movie thought everybody have already read Jobs book so they went directly to the point .. i mean when Jobs brought his friends to Wozniak to help him in the garage if you didn’t read the book you will not know who those guys really are and what’s their relation to Jobs .. specially his friend the one that went with him to India .. i don’t recall his name!!

i liked the movie although it left me hanged .. i wanted to see how they came up with the IPhone .. how he was oppsessed with colors and details more than they showed in the movie!

Does it worth to be a big hit movie? .. i don’t think so .. but its a nice movie to watch .. maybe not a perfectly cinema type movie .. but its nice!

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danderma on August 28, 2013 at 10:47.

Daniel was his name if I’m not mistaken? True, I kept explaining parts of the movie and who the people were to my husband who didn’t read the book and wasn’t that much familiar with Steve Jobs life. Perhaps movie watchers should’ve read up about the man before hand, which I find is a weird expectation. It is indeed a nice movie, not bad at all, but they could have done much better.

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Eiman on August 29, 2013 at 16:49.

I am not sure, but I thought (Jobs) was used as a reference to (careers) not the (name). Well, I am one of those really rare/ignorant people in the world who have no clue about Jobs’ accomplishments. I know he did great, but I do not know what or how he did it. This is why I think I might enjoy it very much. I love inspirational movies that tells a personal story even if the main character lose in the end. I have been through a lot in my short career life, and I am currently standing on a cross way and about to make a very critical decision and start my own non-profitable foundation. Thus, the film might be a great boost for my energy.
Thanks Nada for this review. I think I’ll make the effort and watch it..

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danderma on September 1, 2013 at 09:35.

You are most welcome but I don’t think the movie will be that inspirational to be frank. It’s like showing tid bits of how Apple became Apple. I’d strongly suggest you pick up Steve Jobs biography, the big white one. I promise you that by the time you finish it you’ll feel something clicking inside of you.

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Eiman on September 1, 2013 at 12:11.

I am very tempted. I think I’ll order one online today although I am fed up with English books but I guess it is worth it and I trust your opinion.. Thanks again :)

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danderma on September 1, 2013 at 13:36.

Trust me on this one, I couldn’t put it down and I learned something about myself along the way.

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Jacqui on September 8, 2013 at 23:01.

I know I’m a little late in commenting on this post but here goes, watch “Pirates of Silicon Valley” and then look at the movie you just saw there. They basically made the movie in 1999 and told us the story of Jobs and Gates and how they were the ones who built the computer industry and how they created their big companies Microsoft and Apple.

The reason I hated Jobs and if you watch the other movie you will understand why is because they only focused on Steve Jobs and everyone else was in the background, insignificant… Steve wasn’t a great guy he took ideas, he ditched his friends when they initiated the IPOs and more but in the Jobs movie you see him as being the center of the universe, nothing else happens to the other characters (you never learn about how Wozniak got into a plane crash and lost his memory which later on led to him leaving the company, and other bits and pieces). And although Kutcher might resemble Jobs in features I keep seeing the dude who was high all the time and wasted on shows like “That 70′s Show” and “Dude Where’s My Car” he wasn’t that great but the supporting cast were awesome.

Watch the other movie and tell me what you think.

Oh and also in the beginning of the movie where they showed you a bunch of scenes from different parts of the book with no bridge whatsoever, that was ill made not to mention their focus on Jobs only in the Boardroom and no where else.

I think by now you can see how upset I am by the movie hehe but oh well here is hoping the official Aaron Sorkin movie which will come out later on will be AWESOME!

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danderma on September 9, 2013 at 15:20.

Loool I agree it’s a disappointment to go watch this movie thinking it’s about Jobs and turns out its about Apple, barely! But if you watch it on its own without expectations and comparisons it’s not that bad, just another success movie. Do you have a copy of Pirates of Silicon Valley?

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Jacqui on September 9, 2013 at 21:57.

Yeah I do hehe got it a while back and you’d be surprised at how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs appeared hehe I understood so much about them through that movie.

You could also rent it on Apple TV for 2.99$

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danderma on September 10, 2013 at 11:35.

Lool that would be so appropriate, renting via Apple TV :p
I’ll check it out today! Thanks :*

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