Steve Wozniak is “shocked and amazed” by the Steve Jobs film.
The 65-year-old and his Apple co-founder Jobs are seen as pioneers of the personal computer revolution in the 70s.
Due to his close relationship with the late entrepreneur, Wozniak acted as consultant to the Danny Boyle movie, which hits cinemas from October and sees Michael Fassbender in the lead role.
Wozniak couldn’t be happier with the feature, which took him by surprise.
“I’ve actually seen two rough cuts. My impression was I was shocked and amazed at how good it was in the sense of professional filmmaking,” he admitted to the BBC.
“I usually go to a movie not looking for ‘do I like the story’ as much as: ‘What is the quality that came of the heads of the people that made it?’
“In this case the filmmakers have done an award-winning job. The acting was just so realistic.”
Previous attempts at telling the Apple genius’ story include 2013’s Jobs, which starred Ashton Kutcher. Wozniak says prior movies just didn’t have the same effect on him.
“They didn’t really make me feel like they were in his head understanding what was going on inside of him – his personality,” he explained.
Of course it’s impossible to get everything spot on, and Wozniak admits certain words were “put in his mouth” via actor Seth Rogen, who plays him. He concedes that it’s unavoidable when moments have to be patched together to create a cohesive piece.
But overall, he believes Jobs’ character is summed up successfully.
“It deals with what we are all very familiar with – a lot of his negativism,” he summed up.
“This comes about less with him doing negative things to other people, and more him just sort of standing [there] and not caring as much about others as himself, and not being able to have feelings very much.
“It deals very much with that part of him all through the movie right to the end, with some resolution to it.”
Steve Jobs also stars Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels.
– Cover Media