Wow, I actually enjoyed Great Gatsby the Movie

You know how sometimes, the reviews for a movie are really bad so you go in with zero expectations and then come away pleasantly surprised? I don’t know if that was the case here, but I really enjoyed the Great Gatsby and found it a pretty good adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great novel. So much so that I was inspired to write a full length review of the movie, the book, and the game. Yes, all three in one which I’ll share here later when it gets published, as well as more of my thoughts on why I liked the movie as a whole. For now, I’ll say Leonardo DiCaprio was great and his love for Daisy really palpably shines through. Bahz Lurhmann knows how to show awesome party scenes and I found some of the sequences so visually stirring, I didn’t know what to make of it other than to go, wow, ha ha (a similar feeling occurs to me in many of his films). Tobey Maguire did a really subdued Nick Carraway that was convincingly neutral and generous, while Carey Mulligan sparkled as Daisy. Joel Edgerton encapsulated Tom Buchanan and I found myself at times despising and liking him at the same time, a testament to his great performance. More of my thoughts in the coming days when I do a formal review.



5 thoughts on “Wow, I actually enjoyed Great Gatsby the Movie

    • Thanks Cmrok93. I hear you about the pissing off, ha ha, and as I heard a lot of people dismiss it, I wasn’t expecting much and came away pleasantly surprised. In parts where Lurhmann actually diverges from the material, I thought it strengthened the characters too. I know a lot of people disagree, including friends who’ve dissuaded me from watching, lol. Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed your review of Much Ado About Nothing!

  1. Great recommendations, Peter. I really enjoyed the Redford rendition. Now I can’t wait to check the remake out in cinema – I saw the advert yesterday and thought: I really fancy that :).

    • Hi Junying! I haven’t seen the Redford rendition but have heard good things. I’m a little reluctant to recommend the film as many of my friends have said they did not like the adaptation, but I think a lot of it depends on if you like Bahz Lurhmann’s style =) A full review is forthcoming and this was more a preview of my review, lol. thanks again!

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