Originally Posted by Morpheo
I'm not sure I'll really like it, but I like Leonardo DiCaprio a lot, plus Luhrmann's flamboyant style and the very charming female leads
, I still expect a good experience...
I'm seeing it next weekend.
Have you seen The Great Gatsby
yet? I saw it in the theater and really liked it, 8 Stars out of 10. As is true of all Baz Luhrmann's work, the film was a visual feast. I thought DiCaprio was wonderful as Gatsby. I wasn't as deeply impressed by Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, as Nick and Daisy. I did really like Joel Edgerton as the brutish Tom Buchanan, though. Will be interested to hear your thoughts on the film.
I had never seen the young, tall, and beautiful Elizabeth Debicki before but was very impressed by her performance as the socialite, Jordan Baker. Luhrmann really has an eye for beautiful women.
I love F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel upon which the film was based but agree that Luhrmann's film probably has a whole less relevance for his 2013 viewers that Fitzgerald's novel did for his 1925 readers. Anyway, the combination of Luhrmann's remarkably faithful retelling of Fitzgerald's story, coupled with his ability to put beautiful, arresting, images on film, made for a first class entertainment, for me at least.