When it was first announced that Ashton Kutcher would be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, there were a lot of pissed off Apple fans out there. But soon it became clear that he actually had more than a passing resemblance to a young Steve Jobs, and some started to believe that maybe he could actually pull it off. Well, over the weekend, Joshua Michael Stern’s Jobs (formerly titled jOBS) premiered at Sundance and the verdict seems to be in: he’s not terrible, but the movie itself is getting a lot of mixed reviews.
Fortunately, we’ll all get a chance to judge for ourselves in a couple of months when Open Road Films releases the movie in theatres in celebration of Apple’s 37th anniversary. To build on the hype, they’ve released a clip from the movie online featuring Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. Wozniak has publicly criticized the accuracy of this scene, but you can see that Kutcher is at least attempting to capture some of Jobs’ mannerisms on screen. Jobs hits theatres on April 19th; check out the clip after the jump and see what you think.