Baz Luhrmann, the director, obviously emphasizes on the phantasmagoria and tries to stun us visually, while what is essential about this story is the feelings, the emotions and the relationships. It's a crime to kill Fitzerald's exceptional novel this way. It feels like he took the story, subtracted some of the most important parts of it, wrapped it like a fancy present and commercialised it. DiCaprio and Maguire try their best to save the movie, but in vain. At the end it leaves you unsatisfied and determined to read the book one more time or for the first time. 3 stars for DiCaprio, some visually beautiful moments and the story which is based on this great book of course.