'Steve Jobs' Movie Review: Pixar President Thinks That The Apple Visionary Will Be 'Appalled' With The Biopic

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Nov 23, 2015 11:40 AM EST
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(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Steve Jobs (L) and actor Michael Fassbender. Actor Michael Fassbender will play Steve Jobs in a film biopic 'Steve Jobs' directed by Danny Boyle. ***LEFT IMAGE*** CUPERTINO, CA - MARCH 6: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gestures as he answers questions from the media at the Apple headquarters March 6, 2008 in Cupertino, California. Apple introduced a new iPhone software developers kit which enables 3rd party software developers to develop software for the iPhone. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images) **RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Actor Michael Fassbender attends 'Meet The Actor' at Apple Store Soho on August 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The Danny Boyle-directed and Michael Fassbender-starring "Steve Jobs" has been getting favorable reviews from critics, but Pixar president Ed Catmull thinks that Steve Jobs himself would have been appalled by the biopic.

He said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter that the story that was adapted by the movie wasn't the right one. He continued by saying "there was a time the way he worked with people was not good, and I saw that when I first worked with him. But peo­ple look at that dramatic part, and they'll make a movie about that -- and that's not the story."

Catmull thinks that Jobs' life post-Apple would have made a better story, and that no one would psychoanalyze the Apple visionary while he was alive. He believed that the movie failed to cover the "real story" and the facet of his life where he evolved to an empathetic person and to the man he was before he passed away.

Despite the movie's critical acclaim, it barely fared at the box office, as it was only able to rake in $22.7M -- a far cry from the $30M budget. Director Danny Boyle thinks that his movie flopped because they released it 'too wide soon.' IGN reported that Universal Studios' strategy regarding the film's release wasn't too effective and that they could have avoided jumping the gun from four theaters to 400 screens in a span of only two weekends. Even if "Steve Jobs" flopped in the box office, Boyle remains proud of his work. Boyle shared "I think [they] are genuinely very proud of the film. Yeah sure, you might have done it in a different way ... But you know, you've got to get on now."

"Steve Jobs" was released back in October 9, 2015 in the United States. It was based on the biography of the same name written by Walter Isaacson. 

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