Moviegoers nationwide are eagerly awaiting being disappointed by the latest version of The Great Gatsby when it opens May 10, film industry sources have reported. Audiences coast to coast are expected to pack theaters this weekend in the hopes of being among the first to be disappointed by the fifth film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famed novel.
Just as three generations of moviegoers have been disappointed with all other filmed versions of the novel, expectations run high that the new version starring Leonardo DiCaprio will be every bit as disappointing!
Bruce Cruikshank, a junior at the University of Havertown PA, is typical. "This is my favorite novel," said Cruikshank, "and I am bursting at the seams to be as disappointed by this movie version as I've been by all the others."
"Robert Redford and Alan Ladd were both very disappointing as Gatsby," added sophomore Nicole Halaylos, "but I firmly believe that, despite his star status, Leonardo DiCaprio can and will be just as disappointing in the role."
"All the elements would seem to be in place for a decent movie with director Baz Luhrmann at the helm," commented film critic Leonard Farbman, "but I've got my fingers crossed for as disappointing an experience as I've ever had in a motion picture theater! And I look forward to the rich tradition of being disappointed by filmed versions of The Great Gatsby to continue for many years to come."