Anyone remember why “Jobs” was so highly acclaimed and then was only released at a few select theaters only to never be seen again? I know there was quite the buzz about it for some time. Recently, I saw it available on Netflix. I put off watching it.
I have a severe love hate relationship with Ashton Kutcher. I used to love him. Then he gained an ego. I was afraid to watch the movie for fear the all the buzz about the movie was going to die the minute I saw his face.
Sitting here, scrolling through the new goods on Netflix I happened to see Jobs in the real below. I clicked.
I think Steve Jobs is an amazing man. I love Apple. My first iPod was the limited edition US. I kept my fancy iPod for years. I was a little hesitant to buy the iPod but it was the new age of technology. My boyfriend at the time (now husband) wanted one so I purchased the gift for Christmas. Mine a came a few months later for Valentines. In time those iPods were upgrade to iPhones and we love them dearly. iPad came next.
It’s amusing since neither of us own a Mac computer.
So, the introduction comes on and here I am. Happily typing this on my iPad in my Google docs.
You can laugh. I did.
2001 and out comes a grey Ashton as Jobs. I am not sure. But wait, it’s the introduction of the iPod.
Next scene, a shaggy brown haired Kutcher in college running to class.
30 minutes in and I am still watching.
Halfway through the movie I see why Kutcher was given this role. I am also sorely reminded as to why he gives me such a rash these days.
Steve sure was an egotistical jerk. I mean that in the kindest way. I guess there is a part of me that understands why he pushed others away, forgot his friends, stepped on people, and expected total ground-worshiping. He was a smart man and he knew what he wanted. He was willing to do whatever it took to get Apple off the ground and running. When people didn’t listen, he pushed harder. He pushed himself right out the door of his own company.
neXt computers was his next project until Apple came begging and pleading with Steve Jobs to come back to Apple. Best decision they ever made.
I love the line about Apple being a status. While Apple is a great line of products, it sure is a status symbol these days to be part of the Apple and Mac family.
It’s also a hard lesson about life. No matter how awful he was to people, if he did not make the choices he made,Apple wouldn’t be what we know today
I highly suggest you watch ‘Jobs’ on Netflix if not for the sheer enjoyment of Apple history.
Have you watched ‘Jobs’ yet streaming on Netflix? What are your thoughts on the Ashton Kutcher movie? Feel free to sound off in the comments below.