New 'Great Gatsby' Trailer Promises 3D Splendor in 2013

Great Gatsby

Why, hello there, Leo. Welcome back to heartthrob mode.

If you rolled your eyes in derision when you heard the news that Baz Luhrmann was mounting a 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, well, we understand -- Gatsby's been to the big screen before, and in any case, his silk-sheeted tragedy never seemed to be crying out for an added dimension. But darn if this new trailer doesn't make it seem like Luhrmann might have been onto something.

It bears mentioning right up front that if you don't care for Luhrmann's rather irreverent take on established works, you aren't going to think much of Gatsby -- and this trailer wastes no time making that clear, mashing the book's luxurious locations, fabulous lifestyles, and period setting up against swirling cinematography and a 21st-century alt-rock score.

It's the kind of blend that looks like a horrible mess on paper, and probably should be on screen, but nobody does this kind of thing like Luhrmann -- and he's in fine form here, throwing dizzying visuals at the viewer until you're forced to shrug, smile, and let yourself be carried away.

Also, boyfriends be warned: Leonardo DiCaprio, as Gatsby, looks like he just stepped off the cover of a People Magazine in 1997. You know where your significant others will be dragging you on May 10, 2013.

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