Posted on 5/13/13 04:08 AM
Baz Luhrmann has a unique style and you should really just accept that going into any of his films, The Great Gatsby is no exception, it's a visually spectacular CGI extravaganza! I felt completely immersed in the 3D and vibrance like a ride and that really seemed right given the grand story being told. I never read the original story from F. Scott Fitzgerald so I can't compare this to the novel. There is an underlying darkness despite the glitz and glam, it's outrageous, mysterious and tragic... to those that read the book, does that seem right? Leonardo DiCaprio is intense and captivating as usual and in contrast Toby Maguire is endearing and meek as usual which was a perfect balance. Great supporting cast, fabulously glamorous costumes, vivid CGI and and an amazing soundtrack heavily steeped in Jay-Z which I also really liked. This could be a classic.