Written June 29, 2016
I just really enjoy the "Baz Style" which is bold and theatrical, and this movie continues that theme that was made famous with Moulin Rouge. However, this story is more somber so there is less opportunity for his flourish. Regardless the movie captures the essence of the book with the extremes of wealthy detached excess and desperate plight of the poor. Not my favorite Baz movie but definitely only worth seeing on a big screen with the sound way up.
Written August 27, 2016
I read the book over fifty years ago in high school but somehow didn't forget the theme and what my teacher Miss Olivia Campbell had to say about it at the time. She said that Fitzgerald wrote about and differentiated the rich from the super rich of his time. In Gatsby he did this intermingled with a unique and intense love story.
I went to the roll out premiere of the film last night and was, like many others, concerned about what the critics had to say about it. What I learned was that the critics write for each other, not for the general public. The production of the film in 3D and the acting were excellent. I enjoyed the film very much. It was not like the literary experience but resembled the Classic Comic Book experience that I also enjoyed in my youth. I say this not to denigrate the film which I loved but to remind us all that the book still remains for those of us who wish to experience Fitzgerald's rich mastery of the themes and language of his time.
Written August 24, 2016
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 April 30, 2016
Was anxious to see this movie. Well worth the wait..saw it 3d I went with my 14 year old daughter and 74 year old mother. We all loved it!
Written May 23, 2015
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!