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Average User Score: 7.3May 13, 20131st Time
Good The Great Gatsby was a Spectacle that has to be seen in 3D. DiCaprio stole the show and Luhrmann really did a fantastic job1st Time
Good The Great Gatsby was a Spectacle that has to be seen in 3D. DiCaprio stole the show and Luhrmann really did a fantastic job getting behind the sentiment of F. Scott's story.
Bad The beginning half of the story felt very buggy and some of the films music really doesn't fit with the scenes they are in. This is a very unconventional film and its made in a way that respects the music over whats happening on screen instead.
Overall Definitely see this movie in 3D only. It has fantastic acting and needs to be seen on the screen. It can be jarring at first but give it a shot. While this isnt my Favorite Luhrmann Film(Moulin Rouge), it is good and needs your attention.
*** 3 out of 5 Stars!
OK so the second Time through The Great Gatsby, and seeing it with a different perspective... really focusing on the meaning behind the shots, music and cutting I've come to really appreciate Luhrmanns work even more. since most of you either have seen it or not seen it i will just say this when watching it or reflecting upon it. Look at the fast jittery scenes as an illusion of what was expected in that time period, a sort of Facade for what was really going on. Look at the slowed down bits as a realistic view of a romantics dream. the whole story hinges on Gatsby's love for Daisy and he goes to extreme heights, even jeopardizing himself just for her. i don't want to give away the ending to anyone who hasn't seen or read the story but this is a tried and true look at what people who truly love will do for other people while others who only want safety are willing to give up.
***` 3 1/2 stars out of 5… Expand