What is Scorsese's love with DiCaprio? It's not that he is a bad actor but he's not that good either. He is not a tough guy. He wasn't believable in "Gangs of New York" nor in "The Aviator" and he certainly isn't "man enough", pardon the term, to play T.R. Scorsese is great but the films he has done with DiCaprio don't stand up to his previous work.
Agreed. I used to completely hate Leo, but he's grown on me some. However, he's still not great. One of the movies I was most looking forward to this year is another Scorsese film The Departed, but after seeing the trailer I'm worried that Leo's performance is going to make the movie not as enjoyable.
DiCaprio as TR doesn't work for me. Perfect TR would have been Gene Hackman 20 years ago. Even Tom Hanks 10 years ago when he could do no wrong as an actor would have been pretty good. But DiCaprio? I'll pass.
Is it possible to judge how good an adaptation is without having read the source material? I am not asking about judging the adaptation on its own merits, rather I am asking whether you can judge how faithful the adaptation was to the source material?