The first trailer of the Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder was released on Friday, and the montage has largely received good reviews.
Critics have praised Kutcher's portrayal of the Apple co-founder, with the New York Daily News predicting that "Jobs" could be a “career-making turn for Kutcher.”
Yahoo Movies wrote that “Kutcher's fine work is certainly on display in the trailer as he impressively captures not only the passion (and notorious temper) of the remarkable entrepreneur but also his distinctive physical traits and speech patterns.”
The trailer, which lasts for about two minutes and 20 seconds, opens with Kutcher walking barefoot across a university campus, discussing his plans to drop-out of college. It also delves into Jobs’ relationship with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, whose character is enacted by Josh Gad, and what leads to Jobs being ousted from the company he co-founded.
Viewers are also given a glimpse into his personal life, but the footage mainly focuses on Jobs’ earlier days of founding Apple, and how he lost control over it.
The trailer also includes a voice over of Jobs’ words on innovation, which has now become iconic. "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. Because the people who are crazy enough who think they can change the world are the ones that do," Kutcher portraying Steve Jobs says.
Initially, "Jobs" was set to hit the theaters on April 19 but was delayed because the studio could not market the film properly. It is now scheduled to release on Aug. 16.