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Monday, August 26, 2013

Jobs Review

Well after this movie, it looks like the director is...out of the Jobs. I'm Linus Schill, and this is my review of Jobs.

When people hear the name "Ashton Kutcher" they don't associate it with being in anything serious or good. However when the first images of Kutcher in the Jobs makeup it was jaw-dropping at how similar they looked. But I was nervous, because while he did look very good as young Jobs, when the first trailer came out and it showed him at the iPod announcement, you started to question older Jobs. The reason Steve Jobs died was because of pancreatic cancer, which means up until his death he was getting more gaunt. Now normally that is being nit-picky for a movie, but almost all of the movie's advertising was running on how similar they looked. So having an "older" Jobs really just look like younger Jobs in makeup just pulled you out of it. Up until that point however, the look was great in my opinion. Each time they jumped forward he looked older and older, fitting how Jobs looked very well. But thats one reason this movie failed, it was all in the look.
A big problem with this movie was the timeline. There was so much jumping back and fourth it made me dizzy. But not just back and fourth, the timing and pacing of the movie was so strange it was very difficult to follow it. I also had a problem with how they handled the 21st century Jobs. There was still another decade of his life that they never touched on, the invention of the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook Air, so many things that changed modern technology and they never even went there. And as for what was shown, with the iPod announcement, it was so poorly done. I have watched the video of that event and it was nothing like that, and when he showed it to the audience they were clapping for no reason. Jobs had talked for maybe one minute, and he just whips it out and they clap like it had been an hour. 
One of the only reasons why I enjoyed it as much as I did was watching popular things being created or shown. The iMac, showing young Johnny Ive, Steve's famous "Think Different" speech. But those things did not deter from the rest of the movie. Overall I give this film (for the first time) 2.5 ingredients. Thank you for reading my review of the film Jobs, see you next time!

Linus Schill–––––––14
BLT Films Rating- 2.5/5 Ingredients

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