Great Gatsby Review

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hey Y'all!

I finally got a chance to see the Great Gatsby last night when my good friend Michelle invited me to Ladies Night at Studio Movie Grill.

I don't know about y'all but I am a huge fan of the old version. Robert Redford's sexy mystique paired with Mia Farrow's timeless elegance from her voice to her nuances, made for some pretty high expectations.

The OG's

Unfortunately, Leo and Carrey were no where near what I expected. Leo was an acting mess and Carrey was not convincing enough as Daisy. The movie was not supposed to be funny. It was supposed to teach you a lesson that love above all was the most important (the clock scene was just another reason the original was so much better, Redford did not need a comic situation to break the ice, he just used his unspoken affection to let Daisy know he was glad to finally see her). The sequence of the movie was off, for example, the parties and speak easy scenes were way to early in the movie for me, and the Isla Fisher city apartment scene gave away the secret of his affair much too early in the movie for me. Not to mention Tom Buchanan was not as convincing of a jerk as I would have liked, he was more of a D bag than a cheating B. Although the movie started out with a bang, party after party, the ending was a drawn out mess with an ending too long to bear. I am pretty bummed the narrator was an alcoholic looney bin patient. He didn't deserve to be such a big part of the movie considering it took away from the point of the movie which was the love between Daisy and J. Last but not least, I hated, absolutely hated how exposed J was in this version compared to the original. The back story behind his wealth was much more than I needed to know, I just wanted to think of J as a mysterious hot guy who wanted the love of his life, not that he was a social climber with hopes to impress a girl who ended up choosing money over love. And don't get me started on the "Ole Sports" ugggh.

If you liked Gatsby, great. There was some good moments, but I guarantee you will like the old version better if you give it a chance.

~Mrs. S

1 comment:

  1. I heard this wasn't so great...thanks for the review! Although, I wasn't too interested in seeing it anyways. But now you have me interested in the Robert Redford version!