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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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First Reviews of Ashton Kutcher's 'Jobs': Entertaining But Safe, "Fails to Think Different", Apple Fans Will Be Very Mixed




Following the premiere of Ashton Kutcher's new film Jobs at the Sundance Film Festival, a number of publications have posted reviews of the flick which is scheduled to arrive in theaters nationwide on April 19. The first video clip of the movie was released earlier this week.

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A biopic about a great man that's way too aware of his greatness, jOBS tells us a lot about the genius of Steve Jobs, but doesn't show us much of anything that actually reveals it.
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But, overall, jOBS works. The lead actors are likable and appear to have put serious effort into getting the spirit of the characters right. The film looks (mostly) good aside from some of what could likely be ascribed to budgetary constraints. And though the director is a tad indulgent here and there, it doesn't take away from the overall feeling of 'decent' that I came away with.
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As expected, there are some liberties taken with Apple's story and even / especially the representation of some characters -- but the emotional resonance of Steve Jobs himself is convincing. It's not revisionist history, and it's not some greater parable about the human spirit. Jobs is a point-A-to-point-B story about a uniquely innovative thinker and ruthless businessman -- one that had a notable and meaningful impact on the world. It's a good film, but it's also very "safe" -- a familiar story that doesn't try for a bigger picture.
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Others will write of the things "jOBS" omits, gets wrong, or simply avoids. My primary disappointment was in how shallow the film felt, given the extensive historical record. In the early days Jobs' co-workers had to wrestle with a man who smelled bad, who cried often, who yelled constantly, who missed deadlines, who overspent his budget by millions. He did it in service of products we love and use daily, and yet his obsessions took a toll on those around him. He also inspired others to do the best work of their lives, pushing themselves further than they ever imagined they could go. There is great drama to be found in all that, but it is not to be found in the saccharine "jOBS."
Other reviews are available from The Hollywood Reporter, Slashfilm, Indiewire, and the Salt Lake Tribune.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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I think this will be a decent film, but don't expect The Social Network level of acting/budget.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:44 PM   #3
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Probably in the rush to be first, the depth of the script wasn't pushed.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
Great question. Nobody has noticed that before on MR...
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
That would be too close to the feminine hygiene product, " OB "
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that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
Hence why they changed it.
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that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
Either way if the film blows it could be a problem.
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that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
I would say it would be iJobs.
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that still doesn't really make sense. wouldn't the correct homage be "jObs"?
The correct homage would have been 'jobs', all lower case, since he always signed his name that way.
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It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
So shouldn't that have been "jObs"?
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It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
Except, that's NOT the naming style of the iPod. That's the naming style of the iPod according to retards on the internet who call it the iPOD or iMAC.

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I think 'iJobs' would've suited better myself.
Yes. It has rustled my jimmies from day 1 that the title wasn't in proper Jobsian camel-case.
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Except, that's NOT the naming style of the iPod. That's the naming style of the iPod according to retards on the internet who call it the iPOD or iMAC
Which is why the changed it. Relax.
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It used to be called 'jOBS' in homage to the iPod naming style. They have since changed it to 'Jobs'.
...and they didn't even get that right. If they wanted to be cute it should have been jObs.
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
Because it's about Steve Jobs' life, or part of it at least........duh?
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Because it's about Steve Jobs' life, or part of it at least........duh?
Is his name Steve jOBS?
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Is his name Steve jOBS?
Now i see how unspecific your original question was. And now i will answer your, once again, blatantly simple question by quoting the very site you are posting this question on.

According to Macrumors.com "the original "jOBS" styling, an homage to the "i" naming scheme for Apple's products."
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
Because that looks better than: jObs
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
Here is a thread on the subject.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357129/...98664434067905
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The litmus test is comparing it to pirates of silicon valley and when it finally comes the sorkin version of the last 20 years.

The title is horrible which suggests the same weird decisions have been made with the film.

Having read iWoz you can understand how the clip they showed was just balls, woz, was and is a person who cares about everyone being happy and rules his life by logic because thats what he understands best. The clip is just showing a really illogical train of thought and woz being argumentative which i'm sure he was only with illogical beliefs like religion or politics. Woz is the guy who designed computers on paper because he dreamt at making a cheap, efficient computer that everyone could use. Steve Jobs really stole woz's mantra, Woz needed no convincing at all.
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
The film-makers understand why there is a lower case "i" in front of many Apple products as well as they understand the history of Apple and Steve Jobs. It wasn't until the entire internet pointed out to them that it didn't make any sense that they changed it.

It's exploitive money grabs like this film that make me glad there are means to download movies without actually giving money to the filmmakers involved.

Garbage in, garbage out.
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So, someone who watched the movie: Why is it called "jOBS"??
Yah, it's a lame name, and doesn't even adhere to the proper naming convention. That's like writing iTUNES, iPOD, iPHONE, but that's not how they are written, so it shouldn't be jOBS either. The name iJobs may have worked well.
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Another damning review

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/f...13-review.html
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