(TGIW - Thank God Its Weekend!)
Given the nature of my work, I am often invited to gala premieres and many other high profiled events (which you'll rarely see me blog about - because I have no time?!!). But here's one which I thought has to be blogged about (even when I have no time lol) so that I can share some great reviews with you, my readers!
THE GREAT GATSBY GALA PREMIERE
Honestly, I didn't have much expectations about the movie at first but boy, I'm blown over after watching it. The visuals were amazingly beautiful and there was a great selection of music.. I fell in love with it, especially with the dance numbers. Its the kind of classic movie that I wish I was in. Maybe my soul belongs to the 20s era afterall. :)
The gala premiere cocktail began at 6pm. Whilst popular names like Daniel Boey, Bryan Gamboa, Jimmy Taenaka, Nikki Muller and Joakim Gomez were there with me, guess who I ran into?!
Halfway whilst Enlai and I was chatting outside the movie hall, we suddenly realized something & quickly grabbed a photo together. Look at this:
The Great Gatsby is a movie directed by Baz Luhrmann.
It is about how Nick Carraway (the guy who is chasing his own American Dream) leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of corrupted morals, glittering jazz and such. Then Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) and Nick is enchanted into the captivating world of the super rich.
For those of you who have not watched The Great Gatsby yet, these are the main characters that I think you should closely look out for:
- Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio)
- Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire)
- Daisy Buchanan (played by Carey Mulligan)
- Tom Buchanan (played by Joel Edgerton)
It also occurred to me how Leonardo DiCaprio from the Titanic had aged so much. No one can escape from the clutches of time eh?! But he's like fine wine, what's there to complain? :)
|*Image credit to imgfave.com|
Oh yes, Bollywood's most acclaimed actor Amitabh Bachan made an appearance in the movie too. He played as Meyer Wolfsheim.
I know there are some critics out there who gave the movie a nay while some gave the thumbs up, but if you'd ask me, I'd actually rate the movie 7.5/10 and say its a YAY.
What I really loved about the movie was its stunning visuals, the captivating music, the party choreography, the sweet love story, the tinge of comedy (when Gatsby was finally going to meet Daisy) and the ending itself. Especially the sad ending (yes, I must emphasize that). Because whatever that was uttered towards the ending of The Great Gatsby made lots of sense (in real life). It was meaningful. Go watch it! :)
In case you are interested to know...
The Great Gatsby is an adaptation from a novel.
(And if you google further, you'll realize that the original author of the novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, actually died thinking that his work was a failure as only 20, 000 copies were sold when it was first published in the 1920s. Who would have known that years later, his work would become popular and now, its even on our big screen! He would have been proud to know that if he's still alive, I'm sure!)
Watch the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaBVLhcHcc0
With lots of sweets & chocolates.