“Jobs” feels like an incomplete movie. Maybe wanting to see Steve Jobs’ life up until his death was a bit much to ask for from a biographical film about Steve Jobs. By the end of the film I was left puzzled at what it was trying to accomplish. What did “Jobs” do that “Pirates of Silicon Valley” did not already cover much more accurately 13 years ago?
“Pirates of Silicon Valley” is a captivating movie that managed to explain the creation of both Apple and Microsoft and the fierce rivalry that sparked between them in a span of 90 minutes. A two hour theatrical film only focusing on Steve Jobs should be able to cover more history than a made for TV movie. Microsoft is only mentioned once in a scene where Steve is threatening to sue Bill Gates for copying his idea. The historical accuracy of the film is questionable as both companies were actually stealing ideas from Xerox, a company that was not mentioned at all. If “Jobs” is not going to be more historically accurate or expand upon what Steve Jobs did after his return to Apple then it does not really have a reason to exist.
At its very best, viewers will be able to stare at Ashton Kutcher’s amazing hair. Casting Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs is a much better decision than casting Topher Grace as Venom in Spider-Man 3. Admittedly, I despise most of Apple’s products, but that should not stop me from enjoying a movie about the company and its creator. It is just that the concept has already been done.