i am really, really struggling to understand the people that hated the great gatsby movie
because just, like, as a movie, it was WONDERFULLY made. the acting was perfect, the set design was perfect, the soundtrack was perfect. i don’t understand criticizing it even as a piece of cinema.
maybe you just didn’t like the plot. maybe you expected a whirlwind romance and you were disappointed that it was introspective and depressing and disillusioning. i mean, if you had read the book, you would’ve known what you were getting. but i can kind of understand being let down by the plot, because they definitely marketed it as a romance.
moving on to the FUCKERS who are criticizing this movie because it’s “nothing like the book” or you don’t even think the producers/screenwriters “had ever cracked the book before”, YOU ARE JUST WRONG. i don’t think YOU’VE ever read it. after i saw the movie, i was so taken/impressed by it that i decided to re-read the book, with the plot of the movie fresh in my mind. they literally took multiple scenes, characters’ exact OUTFITS, mannerisms, actions, and dialogue DIRECTLY OUT OF THE BOOK.
it is literally EXACTLY like the book. the plot is literally EXACTLY the same— same sequence, same transitions, some commentary/narration. the characters are all spot-on.
so STOP. your criticism is LITERALLY invalid and based on nothing but the fact that you want to bitch. for people who are self-proclaimed book-lovers, the same people who hoped for the harry potter movies, and the hunger games trilogy, and perks, to stay absolutely true to the original plot, you sure don’t recognize a reader’s movie when you see it. i do not understand.
and for people who haven’t seen the movie yet, don’t let the naysayers convince you otherwise: YOU NEED TO SEE IT. GO.
I actually think there’s room for criticism of Gatsby, though. Just because a lot of scenes, dialogue, etc. was taken directly from the book doesn’t mean that it was a faithful representation of the book; imo it’s more a question if the central tone/themes of the book were captured? ((for example, the movie Watchmen was largely frame-for-frame identical to the graphic novel but I don’t think it truly captured the essence of it.)) I’ve read some really good reviews of Gatsby which criticize it for being, at its core, a Luhrmann film rather than a faithful representation of the novel. I really like this review at The Guardian, where the writer says that the film comes off as if Luhrmann read the novel and then decided to shout the text at you. He specifically mentions the scene with Daisy and Jordan on the sofas as a moment which is supposed to be quiet, cool, calming and instead is portrayed “as a giant, throbbing headache.” I guess that interpretation is up to the viewer, but I think it’s unfair to say that criticisms of the movie are invalid.
Just to be clear, I actually enjoyed the movie, but I pretty much go into all movie adaptations of books realizing that it won’t be a PERFECT representation of the book. I think that’s really hard to do.
I haven’t seen the movie, but don’t assume the critics are only going after it because they don’t get it or they expected something else or they didn’t read the book. I know from the reviews it’s not directly from the book, because it has the framing device of Nick in a sanitarium. That completely changes the context of the whole story. Try going on Rotten Tomatoes and reading the critics instead of assuming you have their arguments all figured out.
LEGION DOES NOT HAVE A GENDER
ALL THE GETH PROCESSES IN THAT PLATFORM DO NOT HAVE GENDERS
PLEASE STOP DEFINING THEM AS MALE
I’d like to take this moment to say Shale’s not a woman
Shale says they realise they were female but they don’t identify with that anymore
YES THANK YOU!!!!
You know social justice has taken a new turn when people are getting up in arms about calling a video game character “him.” Seriously. Get a fucking life.
There’s nerdy and then there’s “you’re taking this too fucking seriously, go out side and get laid.”
The OP and the others are in the latter.
I actually get laid several times a week, thanks =D
Probably way more than you!
So, we’re resorting to middle school insults?
Thanks for proving my point.
In what headcanon is “You need to get laid or go outside” NOT an insult but “I get laid more than you” IS? Pick and choose, pick and choose. How many standards can we enact at once?
I guess I can see your point about respecting peoples’ problematic denials of reality (i.e. Legion’s gender) when you currently seem to be RPing an AU where what you said made any sense.
Yeah, get a life, because making a tumblr post is so taxing and time consuming that you’d have to be a frothing zealot to do it. Get laid! But don’t tell me to get laid because that would be immature of you. Equalism misandry we’re not all like that.
I remember reading that a psychology professor actually started showing Beauty And The Beast because it’s a perfect illustration of Stockholm Syndrome. For example, Belle believes she’s been “given” a library by The Beast, but really he just unlocks the library portion of her prison. And that kind of gratitude in exchange for essentially nothing is part of how the famous Stockholm affection forms in the prisoner.
I hate the term eSports. Competitive games take skill, but they’re not a sport. Poker isn’t a card sport and chess isn’t a board sport. Gamers, our fathers will never ever ever see a controller as another type of baseball glove. The sooner we accept that, the better.