Hugo: A Review

At first I was a little puzzled by this film. I’d only vaguely heard it existed and knew absolutely nothing about it. The opening shot is amazing and made me think of the new Tin Tin film and I soon sat back to enjoy the mildly bizarre but awesome plot that followed.

And awesome it was. Maybe because I have a love for technology combined with creativity but I loved the automatons they had and the dialogue was wonderful.

I really can’t say a bad thing about this film. I thought the actors all did amazingly and it was brilliant to see Christopher Lee in a nice role and all of the side characters were perfect too. The plot was fairly linear but it didn’t seem to matter. The film was pure art and it didn’t need anything else at all.

I watched it with a big group of people and I think it helped set the atmosphere as we all laughed together and there is always something extra helpful about a room where everyone is finding it easy to laugh.

It’s definitely one I’ll be picking up for myself.

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  1. Kate says:

    I would highly recommend the ‘Hugo Movie Companion’ book. It offers wonderful insight into behind the scenes in the making of the movie – including information about George Melies, magic and automata… Plus the pictures are pretty! 🙂
    I actually found this enhanced my enjoyment of watching the film for the second time as I was more aware of how a certain scene fitted together or to look out for various people playing cameo roles etc.
    Also the original book on which the movie is based, ‘The invention of Hugo Cabret’ is a beautifully illustrated “work of heart”.

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