Written May 21, 2013
Movie is stunning. Leonardo DiCaprio is a very!! good actor, and looks amazing in this role while the rest of the film crew is holing to the promise of the rocking 20s. I read the book a few times, and I was very moved by this adaptation into modern life.
Written December 27, 2014
won't be for everyone, but it will spark a nostalgia for days of future past. It is well acted and the sets are beautiful. I've read some reviews where people don't understand why some musical choices were made, but imho its a nod to our current society mimicking, exactly the excesses of our current day issues.
Greed, corruption, the stark contrast between the wealthy and poor, no seemingly middle class..the 20's or 2013, is almost foretold in The Great Gatsby which spans from 1922-1929 after the market crashed.
I wanted to see this movie, my hubby wanted to see Iron Man 3. This was his turn to pick and I was resigned to seeing his choice. However, when he realized TGG was out, he chose to see this. In his words, "the best movie he's ever seen" We did see it in 3d as that is our preference for movies, the theater was pretty full, and as end credits rolled, hardly anyone left their seat. Go, enjoy, and let the story fall into your senses.
Written May 29, 2013
We enjoyed the way the film reflected the book, even down to some of the text, which is so beautifully written. We saw it in 3D, and that magnified the amazing spectacle. DiCaprio was amazing as Gatsby.
Written January 31, 2015
I remember reading the book in high school, so I knew what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The acting was superb, the cinematography was AMAZING, and the influence of current music against a 20s backdrop was a great mash-up. I would encourage anyone to check this movie out. The 3D made it even better!
Written May 11, 2013
The movie 'The Great Gatsby in 3d was awesome. The music, although modern day, worked perfectly for the period. The script kept me focused and engaged from beginning to end. The 3d effect made feel like I was there dancing with the actors. Marvelous!