Watch the first trailer for Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher

The first trailer of the movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple co-founder has gone live, and you can watch it here now.

The first trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher has been released, giving us a flavour of what to expect.

We see Jobs in his college days before dropping out and starting Apple in his garage. His legendary attention to detail is also on show: he snarls "Get out" to one employee who comments "Typeface isn't a pressing issue." I've embedded it below, so you can watch all two minutes of it.

I know we've pointed out before how similar Ashton Kutcher looks to the real Steve Jobs, but the likeness really is quite spooky.

We join Jobs on every step of the journey as he makes Apple one of the most successful tech companies of all time. But it's far from a smooth ride, as Jobs is ousted from his own company, comes back, and revolutionises the world of music by launching the iPod. The rest, as they say, is history.

Early reviews praised Kutcher's performance as Jobs. The film looks a little syrupy for my tastes, with all the stirring music going on over Jobs' dictum that "the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." But maybe it's just how it's been edited for the trailer.

Jobs isn't the only flick to tell the story of the late, great man. The other is penned by The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin, and will play out just three key scenes from Jobs' life in real-time. They're said to take place behind-the-scenes of product launches: a Macintosh computer, an event during Jobs' time at Next Computer in the 90s, and the unveiling of the iPod.

It's certainly a different approach. Which do you think will be the better film? And what do you reckon to Kutcher as Jobs? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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