Wozniak hates new Jobs movie, Ashton Kutcher blasts back

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were quite the dynamic duo, combining their engineering prowess and marketing genius to form one of the world’s most beloved tech companies. Though the two parted ways long before Jobs’ passing in 2011, it’s Wozniak that perhaps knew Steve Jobs best before Apple became the juggernaut it is today.

With the release of the brand new “Jobs” movie featuring Ashton Kutcher, Wozniak considered himself one of the most eager to see the movie. He did. And he hated it.

Wozniak essentially shelled the script, calling it a flat piece of garbage. He complimented the mannerisms done by Kutcher but said if the acting wasn’t missing a certain level of passion then it was the script.

The script, explained Wozniak, was actually something Woz was able to review in advance thanks to a consulting gig with the film makers. He hated the script, but when the movie came out, it read and played almost exactly like the script originally read.

Perhaps most interesting is Kutcher’s response to Wozniak’s criticism:

“Steve Wozniak is being paid by another movie studio to help support their Steve Jobs film.”
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“His biggest criticism, ultimately, that’d I’ve heard, is he wanted it to be more representative of his contribution to Apple. And in all fairness the movie is called Jobs.”

Wozniak mostly shrugged off Kutcher’s jab, praising Kutcher for his mannerisms, wondering why Kutcher would get personal, and continuing to simply explain the movie was not a quality movie.

What do you think? Have you seen the Jobs movie? Did you like it? And how do you feel about the way Wozniak and Kutcher react?

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  • Mark Wheeler

    I saw the movie, I thought it was really good but I can see why Steve may have taken issue with it. To each their own I guess.

    • Donovan Shore

      I believe the issue isn’t that it is a good movie, just how correct to real life is it. Many times movies are based on something, and to follow thet facts exactly doesn’t make a good movie that people care to watch. So they twist and turn certain aspects to make it a movie people enjoy sitting there two hours watching.

  • johndhynes

    74% of critics on RT agree with Woz; are they all biased, too?

    • Donovan Shore

      RT is definitely biased these days.

  • DeMario Smith

    he did sort of kind of now the guy

  • DavidB23

    No desire to see the movie. But I would tend to believe Woz. After all; he was there.

  • Donovan Shore

    Been wanting to check it out, overseas though so can’t. The criticism from Woz really makes me want to at least check it out to see what he is talking about.

    • Renkman

      Agreed. Have to at least see it

      • Donovan Shore

        So, I think the only part of the presentation that was exciting, and I am the only excited about this, is the announcement of 64bit processing. Good job Apple.

        I know that 64bit can run 32bit no problem but now developers will need to code for both, or one if they choose. If new developers code their apps only in 64bit though, well sorry iPhone 5c and below users.

        Not fragmentation though is it? lol

        But I do applaud Apple for this, did not see this coming. I know some Android devices do have 64bit cpus and there is plenty code in currently Android databases for 64bit processing but it is not wide scale yet. Although I am sure it will be soon. I like this from Apple, now Google will probably be pulling the trigger on full 64bit OS soon, probably the rumored 5.0.

        • Renkman

          I didn’t either. This is a really nice upgrade. Concentrated on all the internals since the outside of the phone is virtually the same

        • Donovan Shore

          I know I am pro Android, but this is a good move on Apples part. funny that most will not understand how big of a move this is. It also really only affects apps that can take advantage of 64bit but whatever. Now I am waiting for a full 64bit version of Android.

          This is why as an Android fan I think it is important to follow all avenues and makers of tech. This is why I frequent iSource and other similar sites. And any of these die hard fanatics that are one OS only and blast all others are idiots.

          Anyways, good chatting with you Renkman, always a pleasure.

        • Renkman

          Many thanks for your comments, it’s been good talking with you, too. Check back often, if there’s one thing need more of on iSource is an engaged reader base.

  • Mark Wheeler

    Ok guys, this wasn’t meant to be a documentary. Getting mad over it is like getting mad that the movie 300 wasn’t historically accurate either. It’s not the best movie ever but I watched it and felt inspired and kind of sad that we lost such a great man too soon. Plus I wonder how many of these critics ( woz excluded ) are trashing it cuz they hated Steve jobs as a human being.

    So my advice is, watch it with an open mind then form an opinion.

  • Himanshu Sharma

    Movie was incomplete….piece of shit….actually the flaw is in the script which is clueless about it’s goal and not making justice at all as “steve jobs bio film”

    though i was impress with ashton acting skill.

  • greg

    1. who cares, it’s a movie, not a documentary.

    2. the average person don’t know who Steve Wozniak is, unless they saw him dancing with his fellow Ewoks on Endor at the end of Return of the Jedi.
    Does anyone else think he looks like an Ewok?

  • Emily Moses

    I agree with Woz. It’s not a quality movie, and the only reason to watch is Kutcher portraying Jobs very well. I definitely appreciate great acting, but it’s basically a one-man show.