The Great Splatsby (at least we tried)

I was assigned The Great Gatsby as a summer reading assignment in High School.  Let’s just say that I didn’t do very well on the test in September.  It was a tough read when reading was tough.

And so, it was with some reluctance that I queued up The Great Gatsby (1974) on Netflix.  It was quiet.  It was sweaty. And it was better than what little I remember of the book.  I enjoyed it.  There was this wonderful likeness to Downton Abbey, English countryside, hazy atmosphere, and opulence.

And then we have the most recent contribution by Baz Lurhmann (2013).  K and I only got 20 min into it.  Funny enough, I don’t remember why we only got 20 minutes into it.  Oh right, we had more important things to do than watch the most boring movie that’s come out this year. On a positive note, it had similar storyline, characters, and effects as Moulin Rouge (2001).

C’s rating of  The Great Gatsby (1974): 7/10 mangoes

C’s rating of The Great Gatsby (2013): 3/10 mangoes

K’s rating of The Great Gatsby (2013): 2/10 mangoes

C’s rating of Moulin Rouge (2001): 8.5/10 mangoes

K’s rating of Moulin Rouge (2001): 7/10 mangoes

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