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January 26, 2013  | by: Jara Montez
Huffington Post

Huffington Post


Ladies,we all know how thrilled you are to see Ashton Kutcher play technology legend, Steve Jobs, in the upcoming jOBS movie. With Kutcher’s scruffy beard, and nerdy demeanor, what’s not to love?

Apparently a lot.

Steve Wozniak, a name most likely unheard of outside of Silicon Valley, plays a significant part in the creation  of one of the most recognizable brands. Along with Jobs, and Ronald Wayne, Wozniak, also known as Woz, founded Apple; in addition to building the Apple I and Apple II computer. So it’s safe to say his opinion is not only completely relevant, but venerable.

According to Woz, the depiction of himself and Jobs in the trailer that was released Thursday, is far from reality. He argues that the characters were:

Not close…we never had such interactions and roles…I’m not sure what it’s getting at…personalities are very wrong although mine is closer.

He continues, stating:

I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I’m embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better.

Uh oh. Is this film really that much of a blunder? While it already premiered at Sundance, it’s set to hit theaters in April. Maybe by then we’ll get more sneak peaks, and more opinions from Woz. The same depiction issue occurred with The Social Network, where Zuckerberg and others weren’t too keen with  the movie. Apparently, it had one too many inaccuracies.

This is always the issue with movies based off of real life. There is clearly a sense of truth, but the obligatory romanticized scenes put in by Hollywood always seem to overshadow that. Obviously the real story had some form of drama and intrigue, or else it wouldn’t have been made into a feature length film.

So are all of these unrealistic scenes necessary?

It’s along the same lines as reality television. You know it’s supposed to be real, but you are also aware of the enhancement of drama. That works well for Snooki and The Situation, no doubt. But what is the purpose of fabricating scenes of the story behind such a monumental brand? It doesn’t do anyone justice to see something as important as this, not being accurately displayed.

I’m particularly happy that Woz put in his two cents regarding the movie. Will people listen? Probably not. After all, a movie is a form of entertainment. Audiences couldn’t care less if it was 100% accurate, or a colossal lie. As long as they’re satisfied. Which is rather unfortunate considering this movie and the story coupled with it, has had a major impact on everyone’s lives; because I’m absolutely positive we’ve all had a connection to an Apple product one way or another.

Are you on the same page with Woz? Do you think movies based off of reality should strive to be as accurate as possible? Or are you totally fine just going to babe watch Kutcher?

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