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Watch Aston Kutcher as Steve Jobs in awkward jOBS movie trailer

Karen Haslam | June 25, 2013
We really hope that the film turns out to be better than this embarrassingly bad trailer.

The trailer for the first of two movies about Steve Jobs is available to watch now on YouTube.

You can watch Aston Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad in the role of Steve Wozniak (Woz) in the clip.

When the film was aired at the Sundance Film festival it was met with criticism. Apple's other co-founder Steve Wozniak, has publicly stated that the film is "totally wrong".

Woz said of the movie: "I'm not even sure what it's getting at personalities are very wrong, although mine is closer, don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with the ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such impact of the future."

The April release date was then pushed back in order to give Open Road Films more time to market the movie. Unfortunately the trailer doesn't lead us to believe that the team behind the movie have done anything to improve the film itself before it launches on 16 August.

The trailer shows points in the story of Apple chronologically, from Jobs dropping out of university: "Higher education comes at the expense of experience" to Woz showing Jobs his first prototype personal computer hooked up to a TV screen: "Wow".

Apparently it "only takes one person to make a revolution", and soon we move from garage scene to the voice over telling us: "Apple Incorporated is going public" and Kutcher as Jobs is telling staff who suggest: "Typeface isn't the pressing issue" to "get out", because he is the "Original Rebel" apparently.

Cut to scene where J.K. Simmons playing Apple board member and investor Arthur Rock shouts: "He's trying to start a war with IBM". Things get scary and Kutcher looks desperate as he says: "I'm trying to build Apple and they're taking it away from me" (pass the sick bags). Then Sculley played by Mathew Modine tells him: "If you keep traveling down this path I will not protect you". Nor will the car that Jobs is driving in as he is shown speeding through the mountains.

Things are getting fraught now for Kutcher as Jobs as he complains that something is a blatant rip off (we presume they had legal reasons not to mention Microsoft at this point) as Jobs shouts down a phone: "I'm going to sue you". Now Jobs is sat in front of the board who are unanimous: "Steve will no longer be involved in this company" (not quite on the line as far as what actually happened there we feel... Jobs resigned after being taken off the project and "sent to a office he called Siberia", but hey...) Now he's back in that car speeding again in a scene that's actually quite embarrassing to watch (see picture above and cringe).

 

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