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.”
“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?