Humor website Funny Or Die has released “iSteve”: a hastily produced, 80-minute biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs designed to fill the void while Ashton Kutcher’s flick awaits its theatrical release.
Here’s what the critics are saying:
“…Funny or Die’s longest project to date…” –Anita Li, Mashable
“The filmmakers have said that they weren’t trying to make the best Jobs biopic, they just wanted to release the first one. They have succeeded on that.” –Michael H., Phone Arena
“Funny or Die calls this “The first biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs” which is of course, a bold-faced lie. ‘jOBS‘ starring Ashton Kutcher was the most recent, but the first was ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley‘ which didn’t centre around Jobs (played by ex-ER actor Noah Wyle), but instead featured him as a co-star alongside Bill Gates (Anthony Michael Hall) as we watch the early rivalry between Microsoft and Apple unfold.” –Steven Norris, Memeburn
“But for me the low point of this low-budget biopic was when Jobs and Melinda French Gates (Michaela Watkins) don headgear, strip to their green metallic skins and have virtual sex in a computer-generated landscape.” –Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune
Bonus points to Fortune for actually watching it!