Originally Posted by charlituna
Yeah he's a great mimic, but mimicry and acting are different skills and he hasn't shown the latter. And never has Gad. Nor has the director shown he can direct. Chris Columbus uses the same line reading style with child actors but the babies in the first Harry Potter danced rings around this scene
It's kind of the same style and quality of what used to be called a "made for TV movie" though. So really, all that's required is mimicry. Probably just a visual similarity to the characters and the ability to read lines is all that's really necessary here.
I found that the first time I watched the clip all I saw/heard was Kelso, but the second time it sort of reminded me of Steve Jobs.
I'm thinking with the actual movie, as long as he doesn't totally f*ck it up, after about 10 minutes or so, you won't be thinking that he's anything but Steve Jobs. At that point, it comes down to the script. Hollywood is notorious for spending millions on movies without noticing that the screenplay is actually shit, them, the writing (which is historically the most important thing), is the least important thing.
I detected at least one direct cliche and perhaps a bit more in this clip alone. If the movie is poorly written and basically just a lot of tired cliches and blandly portrayed scenes and locations, it will be a stinker, if the writing is at least passable (say the same quality as a really badly written TV show like CSI or Sex in the City), it will be a wild success with the public. It still won't be good, but it could easily be popular and successful.
There is always the outside chance that it will actually be good as well, but the odds are small I think.