If anyone is qualified to comment on the new Steve Jobs biopic, it's Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
So, what's his take on "Jobs" after seeing it? Not good: He gives it an unenthusiastic half a thumb up.
"I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie," he writes in a review on Gizmodo. Wozniak isn't alone; so far, the film has a low 25 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating.
Wozniak's main problem with "Jobs" is star Ashton Kutcher's take on his late friend and colleague. "I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton's own image of Jobs," he speculates. Wozniak himself is played by Josh Gad.
And lest anyone believe Wozniak's criticisms are born of sour grapes because he didn't consult on this movie, think again. It's true that he's involved with Aaron Sorkin's Jobs biopic, but, he writes, "Either film would have paid me to consult, but the 'Jobs' one already had a script written. I can't take that creative leadership from someone else. And I was turned off by the 'Jobs' script. But I still hoped for a great movie."
He adds, "I felt bad for many people I know well who were portrayed wrongly in their interactions with Jobs and the company."
While Wozniak doesn't address specific plot points, there is one inaccuracy he calls out.
"When Apple decided not to reward early friends who helped, I gave them large blocks of my own stock. Because it was right," Wozniak writes.
Maybe Wozniak just needs his own biopic!