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Steve Jobs movie met with 'warm reception' after premier

The first film depicting the life and times of the Apple legend has been met with good feedback, according to reports.

jOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic, premiered last night at the Sundance Film Festival, and was met with a positive reaction from its audience, Reuters reports.

jOBS (annoying capitalisation, I know) follows the late great tech entrepreneur over 30 years in which he founded Apple, and revolutionised the way we interact with technology, with products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad. It starts with Jobs' college days, but much of it focuses on the 1980s, which were turbulent times for Apple (Jobs being fired).

"Everybody has their own opinion about Steve Jobs, and they have something invested in a different part of his story," director Josh Stern told Reuters. "So the challenge is to decide what part of his story to tell, and not disenfranchise anybody." The film glosses over much of Jobs' personal life.

Ashton Kutcher -- who plays the eponymous tech mogul -- said his "painstaking research" for the role involved watching more than 100 hours of footage of the Apple frontman. He also admitted it was intimidating playing such an iconic figure.

"To be playing a guy who so freshly is in people's minds, where everywhere you can run into people who met him or knew him or had seen a video of him… that's terrifying because everyone is an appropriate critic," Kutcher said.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak certainly isn't impressed by what he's seen so far. Speaking to Gizmodo after seeing a short clip of an early scene, he said, "Not close… we never had such interaction and roles… I'm not even sure what it's getting at… personalities are very wrong although mine is closer."

Woz added that, "The lofty talk came much further down the line," and that "I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better."

The film is due to hit cinemas later this year. Excited? Let me know in the comments, or on Facebook.

Image credit: Sundance