Monday, June 03, 2013

The Great Gatsby (Drama 2013)

This movie was pretty damn engaging. For once I'll start with the acting because two people did a sensational job: DiCaprio and Joel Edgerton. Yeah during one pinnacle scene the tension was through the roof. I actually thought I would start yelling at the screen, yeah weird feeling but glad I didn't go there.

I remember reading this book back in Jr. HS or HS and I think I would've been much more interested had I seen this film first. Yeah for once the movie beats out the book. Some of the music was great but then a few of the rap songs seemed misplaced. Costumes were excellent and a few dance numbers would've had me down on the floor raving it up.

Overall I didn't expect to like it as much as I did, but it was a good drama with great character development. The music and ambiance only added to the story and wrapped everything up into a nice package.
Rating - A