Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Great Gatsby (4)
Let's just sum this up nice and quick and clean:
Leonardo DiCaprio was brilliant.
Tobey Maguire was amazing.
Carey Mulligan was fantastic.
Joel Edgerton was awesome.
Baz Lurhmann did this movie right. While the beginning seemed all over the place, once the pace was set it was less distracting and added the right amount of suspense at the right times. The ending still took my breath away - just like the book. They followed it really well and I have no complaints there at all.
Costumes were mind meltingly lovely. Settings were perfect. Just...just, amazing.
Watching it just for Leonardo alone is worth it though.
The only issue I had with this movie was the music. I really didn't like it at first. Then...after the first hour I understood what they were doing there. It was nice to see them try to make it modern in some way but still keep the story intact. I think when I watch it again that I will like the music.