Baz Luhrmann has a hit and miss track record with filmgoers. While some enjoyed his contemporary take on Romeo & Juliet in 1996, a lot of people absolutely despised it. Same goes for his 2001 musical Moulin Rouge, which used classic love songs to tell its story. For the most part I admire his work and enjoy his style. That said, I’m extremely worried about him messing with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and still don’t understand why it has be in 3-D. Now that we have the first trailer for the film I’m even more worried. Not because of the music or the visuals either, which I’m okay with, but because I don’t think Leonardo DiCaprio is a good fit as Gatsby and because Tobey Maguire appears wooden as Nick Carraway. Hopefully I’m wrong and we get a movie as worthy as the novel.
Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
About The Great Gatsby:
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
The Great Gatsby opens on December 25.