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Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Great Gatsby: Movie Review

The Great Gatsby
By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First we would like to thank Fully Booked twitter page for the special advance screening tickets last night of The Great Gatsby. It is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic novel of the same name.

Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) left the Midwest and comes to New York to pursue his career in the stock market. Nick lives in a small house beside a huge mansion owned a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCarpio). One day Nick was invited to come to Gatsby's big party and their friendship started. Soon the intention of Gatsby's becomes clear as he really wanted to get back with his long lost love Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) which is Nick's cousin.    

The Great Gatsby is interesting in many aspects. First it has a stunning visuals that's really dazzling with bright colors, thanks to Baz Luhrmann's ideas. Painting the whole film with unique sets and costume designs in every scene. Even the film's era is in the 1920's you'll feel that the classic theme of the story looks totally fresh. And the 3D effects also added some fashion in it. Next we love the film's cast. Leonardo DiCarpio looks stunning and fit perfectly as Jay Gatsby. Tobey Maguire made an incredible performance and Carey Mulligan looks gorgeous and quite enjoyable as Daisy. 

The only problem in The Great Gatsby is the pacing. It started slow and while gathering momentum it shifted back to a slow pace which is terrible as the film has a long run time. There's one point in it where you'll find some humor which is good to slit out some fun in a serious film. 

Overall The Great Gatsby is somewhat an amusing film. Great cast, amazing visuals and we almost forgot to mention that it also has a cool soundtrack from Jay-Z. Putting a handful of flaws aside, Luhrmann's  made another masterpiece in his resume. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out 0f 10 stars 

Cast: Leonardo DiCarpio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan

Directed By: Baz Luhrmann
Distributed BY: Warner Brothers Pictures Ph
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