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My Reaction to the Jobs Movie

As a geek, I’ve wanted to see the Jobs movie for a long time. Not because I enjoy the acting of Ashton Kutcher, but because I was curious how accurate the movie would be. A similar movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” that was made before Steve Jobs passed away was very well made and very accurate so I wanted to see what this new movie could bring to the table.

For one thing, Ashton Kutcher does a pretty good Steve Jobs impression. There are some flaws now and then where he just seems awkward and doesn’t know what to do, but overall, he was just like Steve Jobs: Inspiring when he needs to be, and an asshole to motivate his employees. The rest of the actors look just like who they are portraying, except for Gil Amelio, but no one really remembers him anyway.

The plot, however, was not as well done. There are numerous holes where things are barely explained, and if you didn’t know much about the history of Steve or Apple, you wouldn’t understand. One for example was when Steve finds out his …