Second 'Great Gatsby' Trailer: The Ballsiness Of Baz Luhrmann Compels You
Haters will inevitably hate on Baz Luhrmann and his anachronistic, super Baz Luhrmann-y big screen version of The Great Gatsby, but if I'm being honest it had me at the first trailer's reveal of Leonardo DiCaprio's Gatsby, dripping wet, staring bewildered lust-daggers of passion at Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan*. Now we've got a second full trailer full of art deco razzle dazzle and brooding glances and Frank Ocean to pore over, so just go with it and let the Bazziness of it all wash over you like the bombastic lit-pop mashup that it is.
Because, let's be real: It's been years since we've seen DiCaprio smolder as a bona fide romantic figure. After melting hearts as Jack Dawson in Titanic he spent the ensuing decade and a half running away from his teen idol past, with entirely respectable results. Now that he's a man who, to borrow from an episode of GIRLS, looks like he knows how to do things, it's a whole new ballgame for DiCaprio watchers — and a whole hell of a lot gentler a rich good-time dandy than Leo's current awards season character, Django Unchained's Calvin Candie.
So why not just give over to the madness? Jason Clarke and Joel Edgerton in the cast means there's a Zero Dark Thirty-Great Gatsby multiverse of crossover fanfic possibilities, and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan plays Meyer Wolfsheim. I'll say that again: Amitabh freaking Bachchan plays F. Scott Fitzgerald's shady Jewish businessman from New York, which is just about as random and crazy an idea as casting Pete Postlethwaite as a drug-pushing man of the cloth, and we all know that was just pure awesome.
*You know the shot I'm talking about. BOOM:
The Great Gatsby hits theaters May 10, 2013.