The Great Gatsby


I was so excited at the prospect of seeing the newly released Baz Luhrmann version of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale “The Great Gatsby”. The original release date was Boxing Day 2012 so I when I found out that it had been put back to May 2013, there was even more time for me to work myself up into a frenzied state of excitement.

  • Could I think of anyone better than Leonardo Dicaprio to play Gatsby – no I couldn’t
  • Was the soundtrack bound to be amazing – yes I’m sure it would be
  • Would the scenes be beautifully filmed – based on Moulin Rouge, I was convinced it was going to be absolutely magnificent.

And then I went to see the film. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it and I thought some of it was beautiful. But it didn’t blow me away and I wanted to be blown away. I wanted to rave to my friends about how they really must see it. I wanted to tell them that if they only saw one film this year, Gatsby should be that film. But I couldn’t and frankly I was disappointed. Continue reading