Ugh. I can’t even begin to express my disgust for this trailer. I was already a little hesitant when Baz Luhrmann was announced to direct an adaptation of one of my favorite books ever. But then we’re given…this? When was the last time a movie took place in the 20’s, and the opening tune to the trailer was Jay-Z and Kanye West? I’m all for using contemporary music in period pieces, but damn.
After the break, I’ve attached a video project I did in high school where some classmates and I do a six-minute summary of The Great Gatsby that I’m sure is better than whatever dumpster this big budget turd came out of. We run over a sex doll in our movie. Your move, Luhrmann.