The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) searches for the American dream in 1922, New York. He’s an aspiring author and moves in next door to Jay Gatsby (Leonardo Dicaprio), a millionaire. Nick is amazed by Gatsby’s lifestyle and therefore throws himself into the world of the wealthy. Also starring Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke.The-Great-Gatsby-2013-Movie-Poster.jpeg

I’ve always put this film off as I’ve never seen it as my type of film and I still don’t think it is, however, I am glad I’ve watched it. It’s one of those films that you have to see even if it is just the once. It was quite beautiful and spectacular. The world just seemed amazing, they did a really good job in creating it. Some scenes were shot beautifully as well, I couldn’t help but watch in awe. Visually it was stunning. Storywise, it wasn’t gripping enough for me but I was able to stay with it until the end. the-great-gatsby-party.jpg

*SPOILERS*

Why is it Leonardo Dicaprio always has to die. It pains me to watch it. I don’t think I’ll ever watch this film again but I’m glad I’ve watched it.

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One thought on “The Great Gatsby

  1. liamprice1011 says:

    I love this story. It’s a beautiful microcosm for hope and ambition, despite its sad ending.

    It’s a very dark story in many ways, Gatsby is a man we can all look up to. Seeing his dreams meet the harsh reality of an unfair world is difficult to accept. Nick Carraway’s narration describes this perfectly.

    The Great Gatsby is about the memory of a man who dared to dream. A pessimist would say it’s a story that says its wrong to hope but I like to see it as a story that says it’s okay to dream big.

    From a movie point of view, the jazz age setting is easily one of the best. It’s so vibrant and full of energy. The addition of the excellent modern soundtrack further highlighted the timelessness of the epic story.

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