And here it is! Man, guys. This looks … well, it looks … quite honestly, I think it’s going to be pretty f-cking terrible.
Seriously, I don’t care how many Leonardo DiCaprios or Tobey Maguires you throw in there, when the production design for a movie sucks hard enough to drown out “talent,” there’s something to be said about said film. Like “it sucks.”
See, I was kind of confused and put off when all of that ‘Romeo + Juliet’ business happened back in ’96, but I chalked it up to the fact that I was an thirteen-year-old girl who didn’t fully understand the ways of the world. Now, granted, I’m twenty-nine years old right now, and while I understand the ways of the world much, much better than I did all those years ago, I’m still pretty convinced that Baz Luhrmann blows. He blows. There’s no other way around it.
Thanks for ruining one of my all-time favorite American literature classics, Baz.
Wow. This is almost nothing like I envisioned it to be, but then again, we are talking Baz Luhrmann, who did ’96′s ‘Romeo+Juliet’, which was like an acid trip in a movie theater. Honestly, I’m kind of disappointed, because I think a lot could have been done with a ‘Great Gatsby‘ reboot, but now we won’t actually see my grand vision for at least another two decades when they decide to to a remake of the remake of the remake of the original once more.
I’m kidding. This movie and everything it entails looks absolutely amazing. Not amazing enough, you know, to go out and see it on Christmas Day or anything (who actually does that? Do you, or someone you know, go out and hit up the movie theater on Christmas Day or Christmas Night? Because I know that I’m usually cuddled up on the couch all day long eating and opening presents and drinking wine and watching fabulous movies that are hardly ever on network television and the last thing—the absolute last thing—I want to be doing is leaving the house for any particular reason whatsoever), but it looks pretty f-cking fabulous nevertheless.
Thoughts on that and, of course, thoughts on ‘The Great Gatsby’? Aside from how Leonardo DiCaprio was a brilliant choice for Jay Gatsby, and how Tobey Maguire still makes people want to slit their wrists because he sucks so hard?
I don’t know about you guys, but when I heard that Leonardo DiCaprio was slated to play Jay Gatsby in Great Gatsby 2012, I was pretty stoked. I’m not a huge fan of Leonardo, but if I really thought hard about it, there probably wasn’t another snotty, pretentious actor who could really pull Gatsby off. Tobey Maguire cast as Nick Carraway, now, eh. I think they’d have been better advised to cast someone like – ahem – Ryan Gosling in the role of Nick Carraway, but hey. Life isn’t always fair and sometimes you end up with two main actors who think their shit doesn’t stink in a movie based on one of your favorite books.