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A Luhrmannized The Great Gatsby--let the Carping Begin

By Gibbs22manila @gibbscadiz

From here: Praised as “gonzo,” “dazzling,” and visually “spectacular” by preview reviewers, it’s also set off a swift rebuttal in comments sections and on Twitter... Ahead, the most outraged (or funniest) responses to Luhrmann’s latest spectacle, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Tobey Maguire. The full-length feature can be seen in all its glory in 3-D when it’s released in theaters on Christmas.
• “Gatsby trailer looks more Las Vegas commercial romance than West Egg decadence and tragically hollow love story. #disappointed”
• “Voulez-vous barfez avec moi, ce barf? Moulin Rouge!”
• “I had no idea they had autotune back in 1922.”
• “Who put this trailer together, Michael Bay? Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut. Slow it down and get rid of the cheesy music so we can get a true feel for the movie, unless this is the true feel of the movie.”
• “Really, who watched The Cider House Rules and thought, ‘I want Toby Maguire to narrate my movie.’”
• “I think if Baz had just done an Art Deco musical, I’d be all over it. Jesus, though, he completely changed the tone of the book.”
• There should be warnings of ‘excessive creative license’ or “loosely based on a plot and characters by F. Scott Fitzgerald’”
• “Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ is some meta joke from ‘Entourage,’ right?”
• “if i could bleach my brain and pretend that this wasn’t based on one of the greatest novels of all time, maybe the movie would look good. except for the 3D part.”
• “Good to see restraint coming on the part of the director. My god that looks horrendous. CGI green screens, 3-D and anachronistic pop music grafted onto Fitzgerald’s book = massive mess.”

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