Green lights galore, The Great Gatsby trailer is here!
I fell in love with The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as my class read it in 11th grade English. Forget Shakespeare and Dickens and all the thought and rereading that had to go into all those other assigned novels. As a closeted Lifetime movie aficionado, Great Gatsby hit my drama sweetspot. A love triangle, a nouveau-riche community and a crime cover-up. This is the stuff that makes up Moment of Truth movies and I couldn’t believe my good fortune that my teacher agreed to let us read this novel in class.
When I first created my college Facebook profile I actually listed The Great Gatsby and the Harry Potter series under my favorite books section. Harry Potter made me look fun and trendy. Gatsby made me look smart and well-read. Or so I thought until I realized everyone else included both of those on their list.
And then when news of the movie broke and everyone between the ages of 15-108 screamed in delight, I fully realized my love of the novel might be more cliche than I even imagined. Nevertheless I eagerly awaited the trailer like everyone else. And now it’s here. Facebook statuses (stati?) told me so.
In sad news, I have to say that I’m underwhelmed by the actual trailer. In surprising news, I also have to say I’m overwhelmed by my new attraction to Tobey Maguire. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that he plays Nick Carraway or the fact that he just looks really good. But I’m like really digging him right now and after watching this lackluster trailer I’m thinking he might be the best part of the movie. So many soulful stares!
Then again it’s a Baz Luhrmann film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, so I could be very wrong. Fingers crossed that the movie lives up to the book. I don’t want to regret tattooing that green light on my midriff back in 11th grade.