Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has written a glowing review of the Baz Luhrmann movie The Great Gatsby, admitting that he absolutely loved the film. George says that he found The Great Gatsby to be a visual masterpiece and even felt that Leonardo DiCaprio gave the best performance of Gatsby to date.
Martin wrote, "Count me with those who loved it. I think this is a great film. Visually, this Gatsby is just amazing, something even its harshest critics have been forced to allow… I don't think it would be correct to say that it brings 1920s New York to life, since I doubt that 1920s NYC was ever so saturated with colour, life, sound. This is a dreamscape, everything bigger, brighter, noisier..."
He then went on to praise the performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, adding, "This is a new, mature Leonardo, as I have never seen himself before, and he does a great turn here. The Kid and Jack and all of those vanish, and there's only Gatsby... trying so hard, dreaming so fiercely."
As well as starring Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby also stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton. While George R. R. Martin obviously loves The Great Gatsby, there are those who have not been such huge fans of the film. What did you think of The Great Gatsby?