First big release in a while.
What's the sound and video like? Entertaining?
I would agree, visually stunning and the sound was very good; think surrealistic Art Deco with the best Blu-ray transfer. But the movie falls flat on its ass IMHO.
The presentation of story plot is fairly accurate to the book, however, it is presented in an almost Cliff Notes kind of way. Great cast, but they seem to be phoning in their lines with no depth, impact, or charter development. DiCaprio is very wooden in his performance. It's as if he's reading his lines from some remote location and having them transmitted to a zombie clone of himself for the performance.
In general, this Gatsby has a sort of Moulin Rouge feel to it but it is flat, long, and boring. I fell asleep at one point for about 5-10 minuets and didn't bother rewinding.
The only redeeming aspect of the film are the party scenes and they will no doubt become the new go to demo material at this years CEDIA and any brick and mortar HT shop for projector demo. The party scenes are spectacular and IMO the only thing worth looking at in this Gatsby.
I did walk away wanting to revisit the book and maybe have a viewing of the 1974 Robert Redford version.