I saw The Great Gatsby last night and, as an enormous fan of the book, I just had a few thoughts.
[May include spoilers]
I thought it was kind of an interesting idea to have Nick be relating the story to a doctor in a mental hospital. Not bad, just interesting.
I feel like so much was put into the visuals of the film that, in a sense, the story itself lost a bit of its heart. I didn’t feel as though I connected with it as much as I did the book. All the plot elements were there and they didn’t make any dramatic changes, it just felt like something was missing.
It lastly bothered me deeply that Owl-Eyes and Gatsby’s father didn’t show up to the funeral as they did in the book. Also, Owl-Eyes was only shown once in the entirety of the movie.