Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, critiqued the clip from the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic stating that he was less than impressed with what he’s seen so far. He even went as far as saying that Jobs would have been “offended and embarrassed” by Kutcher’s portrayal of him in jOBS.
For those of you who are unaware, Woz’s comments come after a sneak peek of Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad as Jobs and Wozniak debuted on the web. Speaking to “Good Morning America” this week, the Apple co-founder ended up harshly critiquing the first footage of the film. He said the following:
As far as the personalities that were in that scene [laughs] this was just ridiculous. Like Steve Jobs as some sort of 'oh my gosh, I'm the father of society, I've got the ideas that are gonna drive the--' No, he didn't act like that at all.
The publicist for the jOBS biopic said that the film "is not a documentary, nor is it meant to be a blow by blow, word for word account of all conversations and events... [it] is feature film entertainment about one of the most important, creative and impactful people [in] our culture's history..."
One thing to note here is that Wozniak didn’t act as a consultant in the development of jOBS, instead he was contracted to work on a rival film, due out later from Sony and penned by “The Social Network” writer, Aaron Sorkin. Wozniak left the possibility that the Kutcher film could still be good, noting that he has only watched one scene.
Source: Gizmodo (1) (2), Inside Movies