*Bit of a spoiler if you're too dumb enough not to have read the book or seen Redford in the last one.
Got dragged along to see Great Gatsby tonight. Baz Luhrmann can fuck off. There is no fucking way he read the novel. All the bells and whistles and cant deliver when it comes to building atmosphere or connection to characters. Was like a fucking Disney film. Could have been such a great film in the hands of the right person. Pissed me off that Luhrmann thinks he can actually add and make better a novel he shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near.
Toby McGuire totally wrong for the film imo. He also got the character of Nick totally wrong too. Mulligan and Leo were top but poor direction stopped it from happening big time. I actually wasn't arsed when Gatsby got blown away, when it should have been the show stopper.
I didn't watch it in 3D and you could tell that was the emphasis for the film to be a spectacle in that format rather than concentrating on being honest to the book.
Oh and the CG was dire. The cars moved like they were in a 60s episode of Magic Roundabout.
Wank - 4/10
One day someone will do justice to one of the best books of all time.
Edit - My Mrs fell fucking sleep half way through it and she's the one that wanted to go. Speaks volumes for the film.
Last edited by Dermo (Thursday Jun 2013 15:28:34)
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