I'm going to start my clearing up that the first song in the trailer is indeed Jay-Z and Kanye. So we have the 1920's and modern day hip hop music. But I actually think that it works okay. It opens with a part scene and shots of 1920's New York, and you hear the voice over say: "The tempo of the city had changed sharply, the buildings were higher, the parties were bigger..." So even though the music is no where near 1920's, I think that it fits the mood there and I also just like the idea of Jay Gatsby listening to Jay- Z and Kanye West.
And then next you just hear everyone saying "Gatsby this, Gatsby that," and Daisy says "Gatsby, what Gatsby?" and then some baddabang stuff and then "Mr. Gatsby would like to speak to you. Alone." And it zooms to Leonardo DiCaprio (Gatsby) looking through a large window. And then here is where I suppose we can look a bit at the casting. (note: why is half the cast Australian?)
Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby- Okay, he does not look exactly how I have Jay Gatsby pictured in my mind. However, I have faith in his acting skills and after seeing the trailer, I do like him as Jay Gatsby. He's maybe got that element of sophistication and style. Very edgy. ;)
Isla Fisher as Myrtle Wilson- I really don't have much of an opinion on this one. I think that she'll be fine as Myrtle.
Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway- I think that he'll be a good Nick Carraway. He may not be perfect, looks wise, but he seems to have the right "presence" of Nick Carraway if that makes any sense to you at all.
Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan- Well he certainly looks scary enough. Maybe not how I imagined him, but I think he'll do a fine job.
Now let's go back to the trailer. After, the dazzling Daisy says "I'm certainly glad to see you again," (which annoys me) Gatsby says "I'm certainly glad to see you as well," and then that epic U2 song starts. (I really like how it fits in with the trailer) And you see Gatsby ask if everything is all right, he smiles and then it says THIS CHRISTMAS, which made me cry inside. We have to wait 7 whole months for this movie to come out!
So that U2 song just makes the trailer pretty epic for a while. You see Daisy and Gatsby together and then you see that pretty dramatic dive into a pool and Daisy says "You always look so cool. The man in the cool, beautiful suit," and I'm honestly not sure of the way Daisy says it, because she says it in a rather odd manner.
Next you see Gatsby throwing stuff and Daisy and Gatsby dancing. And then yadda yadda, other stuff and the super dramatic line, "She has to tell him, she never loved him," and a man is smoking a really smoky cigar and a really awesome car drives by. And afterward- dramatic line #2: "I've just heart the most shocking thing." Which is supposed to make you wonder "WHAT'S THE SHOCKING THING!?" And then when she adds on and says "It all makes sense!" You're supposed to scream "WHAT MAKES SENSE!?" And have your mind boggled.
Now for the trailer finale. The screen says "Leonardo DiCaprio," and you see Gatsby walking very purposefully and also very wet. And then the screen moves onto "Tobey Maguire" and you see a very creepy image of Nick Carraway who, like Gatsby, is also very wet. And then you see some limbs flying everywhere (cough, cough) and the screen says "Carey Mulligan" and it goes to a shot of Daisy who is looking very glamorous (might I just add that the costumes all look so ravishing). There is some additional dramatic hand holding and then some steaminess. After that there are just these fast clips of all sorts of insanity and meanwhile this super intense U2 song is still playing in the background. (oh yes, very epic) And then Leonardo DiCaprio makes this extremely frightening facial expression.
What do you think of the trailer?