If you have checked out ShockYa’s sister site, TechCheddar, you might have noticed an article about the first of two Steve Jobs biopics, “jOBS,” starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad. The film debuted at this year’s Sundance recently, and while fans of Jobs have already been up in arms over the casting of Kutcher as their hero, the film seems to not help itself much in the way of storyline.
According to CinemaBlend, the film does its best to remind the audience of Jobs’ inherent human flaws alongside his great talents, but, according to the site, the film doesn’t do as good of a job discussing how Jobs’ more cutthroat business moves affected those he ended up alienating. CinemaBlend does say Kutcher does commit fully to his role as Jobs, something that can be evident in the clip that was posted along with the TechCheddar article, but, as I wrote in that article, Kutcher just didn’t seem completely right for the role, despite his almost uncanny resemblance to Jobs in his earlier years.
You can read more of CinemaBlend’s review by clicking here. I think most people are waiting on the second Jobs biopic anyway, especially since Aaron Sorkin is involved. After what he did for “The Social Network,” people are expecting great things from his Jobs film. Possibly much greater than what “jOBS” delivered.