The Word: ‘The Great Gatsby’ is getting not-so-great reviews

Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby  in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “THE GREAT GATSBY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jay Gatsby in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “THE GREAT GATSBY,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

The reviews are trickling in for one of the most buzzed about movies of the year and they are far from “Great.” Alas, it doesn’t seem like reviewers are keen on Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” which opens this Friday.

One said it’s as “boring as sitting through 8th period English” and another went as far as calling it  “overwrought, asinine, exaggerated and boring…about as romantic as a pet rock.” Even The New Yorker didn’t let it down easy, saying that Luhrmann is “less a filmmaker than a music video director with endless resources and a stunning absence of taste.”

Who cares? It’s in 3-D, has a soundtrack produced by Jay-Z and it looks like glitter threw up all over it! Give it to me now!



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