While the first trailer for the highly anticipated Great Gatsby movie thrilled me, this new one just gave me major angina. What happened to the charming book that I read so willingly in my eleventh grade English class? Why do I now feel panicked, stressed and in the need of a good defense attorney?
Between the music and the editing and the sight of Leonardo DiCaprio in 1920′s garb, I’m starting to think that movie may not be the murderous rom-com adventure that I remember. Maybe I’m reading too much into one of the scenes we just saw, but I think it might actually be a crossover between The Fast and the Furious and Titanic and a generic drug deal gone bad. Not only do cars whiz by at high speeds, but the ill-fated love affair looks even more ill-fated than ever.
Will there be enough room for Gatsby on the board this time? Or is he doomed to once again give it all up for a selfish woman?
We won’t find out until May 10, 2013. Until then we can only pray that our collective doctors give us enough anti-anxiety meds to make it through another trailer. Oh we can also start making bets on how many flappers we’ll see out during Halloween 2013. I predict 14 at any given party.