If you have been following the ongoing battle of words between Steve Wozniak and the people behind the new Steve Jobs film, then you know that Wozniak hasn’t been its best companion. Since Open Road Films released its first clip to gear up for Sundance, Wozniak was a step behind responding to the inaccuracies that plagued the material.
Months later and Steve Wozniak has finally viewed the Jobs film, which sees Ashton Kutcher as a prickly Steve Jobs. In a post on Gizmodo, Woz takes the film up to task for its inaccuracies and says he “wouldn’t recommend it”, while still having the passive stance of it being an entertaining film.
In his opening sentence Wozniak says that the “acting throughout was good” but then takes Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal up to task as the key foundation of the film’s problems. “I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton’s own image of Jobs.”
As for inaccuracies in Jobs, Woz states:
“The movie ends pretty much where the great Jobs finally found product success (the iPod) and changed so many of our lives. I’m grateful to Steve for his excellence in the i-era, and his contribution to my own life of enjoying great products, but this movie portrays him having had those skills in earlier times.”
Earlier when asked about Woz’s initial criticisms, Ashton Kutcher had said it was merely a business move, as Woz was currently being paid under the table for Aaron Sorkin’s film, which will see him as a consultant for the upcoming project. Woz took to his post to deny the comments made by Kutcher.
“Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently. Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written. I can’t take that creative leadership from someone else.”
Did you see Jobs this weekend? The film only took in a small amount at the box office as it earned $6.7 million over the weekend.
To read Steve Wozniak’s full post on Gizmodo click here.