It sounds like the latest movie about Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs does not show the former Apple CEO in a particularly good light.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine premiered this past weekend at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and now the first reviews are in.
The Guardian says that the film portrays Steve Jobs as “a man with dazzling talent and monomaniacal focus, but utterly lacking in empathy.”
Apparently the movie’s director, Alex Gibney, features several incidents that show Jobs in a poor light, with the Guardian referring to how the movie shows Jobs ending Apple’s philanthropic programmes, overseeing corporate tax evasion, among other things, as well as initially refusing to pay towards his first daughter’s upkeep.
Some very strong charges there against a man who is no longer around to defend himself, and doubtless upsetting for his friends and family to see on the big screen.
Already, Jobs’ friends and colleagues are speaking up to defend him and attack the film, with Apple senior executive Eddy Cue tweeting that he was “Very disappointed” in the movie, adding, “An inaccurate and mean-spirited view of my friend. It’s not a reflection of the Steve I knew.”
Cue also said that the forthcoming book, Becoming Steve Jobs, is a much more accurate portrayal of the man, hailing it as “well done and first to get it right.”
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