The Great Gatsby (2013)

By winning two Oscar awards, this movie totally deserved both. Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this definitely shows on how the roaring 20’s were since the First World War.

Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio are Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby as they are neighbors together. Both are First World War veterans, as Jay Gatsby hosts amazing wild parties at his big mansion.

During the whole story, it’s about feel guilty about something or someone as long as you have the ability to confess. This was the early days of bootlegging after all, as they kept their hideouts behind barber shops a secret.

The very saddest part was when after J. Gatsby accidentally murdered the wife of a gas station owner, Jason Clarke’s character became furiously upset as he murdered Gatsby with a pistol in his own pool. After the funeral and the loss of that great Gatsby, Nick Carraway had too much alcoholism in him. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital or a sanatorium to have better treatment as he wrote the whole story in a memoir in December of 1929. The doctors do believe in him. He was indeed the great Gatsby after all.

So for a success, 9/10 stars is what I give. And I was like that sad scene that when this won two Oscar awards, it was a total drag when “The Wind Rises”, the farewell masterpiece of Hayao Miyazaki lost the Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film. No thanks to how the dark side was getting into too much animated fantasy tales. Which is why they are thumbs down, but not “The Wind Rises” and this.