The Great Gatsby has high expectations from any individual who has read the worldwide famous novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film features a star-studded line up of talent, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, that shows the first signs that it will be a hit.
The creation from Baz Luhrmann, director of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, takes a classic tale and turns it into a modern masterpiece. The contemporary, cinematic edge makes the film unique but the superb storyline remains.
As I walked into the cinema I hoped the film would give me the same reaction as the book and without a doubt, it fulfilled my hopes. Although, the impact of the climax of the film would be heightened if you are unaware of what happens in the story.
The soundtrack to the film is remarkable and is the perfect fit for the Great Gatsby. The music includes a mixture of songs from the likes of Florence and the Machine, Jack White, Jay-Z and Lana Del Ray. The soundtrack is available to buy on CD and is a great way to relive the film through sound.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as Jay Gatsby is astounding and he creates amazing chemistry with the relationships he makes in the film. His friendship with Tobey Maguire’s character, Nick Carraway, shows a unique bond which is hard to find. The whirlwind romance of Gatsby and Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan, really highlights the talent and passion the cast put into their roles.
The Great Gatsby takes a classic tale and modernises it with top quality music and marvellous effects. The film is a must watch just like the book is a must read. Catch the Great Gatsby in cinemas now.