Hugo has got to be one of those films I have been waiting to see since I first read about it and surely enough, it didn’t disappoint. The film takes on a different era introducing us to Hugo, a young boy who lives in a Parisian train station setting its clocks and trying to fix a robot (automaton) that may carry a final message from his dad who died earlier.
Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite filmmakers and learning that he’ll direct this film got me all curious. What’s he going to do with this one? Remember Raging Bull, Goodfellas or perhaps the The Departed? These are not ‘family’ flicks so with that in mind – the idea of creating this magical world of “Hugo” got me all pumped-up. I’ve not read the book where it’s based from but the approach of the film itself gave me that incredible feeling of reminiscing Scorsese’s masterpieces that it’s just right. Everything feels good about this film.
There was also a strong cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield (Hugo) and Chloe Moretz who made each scene extremely moving that would warmed your heart to the core! Plus the 3D made it more fun to watch all the “wizardry” that it’s sometimes hard to catch up with it. Its cinematography is pure perfection that every detail of the film is just breathtaking. I am also in love with the original score provided by the genius Howard Shore that made each poignant moment so thrilling!
Hugo is one of those films that would make you re-enter the cinema to watch its grandeur and will leave you amazed all over again. There’s just the perfect balance of magic and realism that would make you feel good about just anything. This is yet another Scorsese’s work of art and kids from “one to 92” must really get some time to watch this!
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law
Based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
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Tagged Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Brian Selznick, Chloe Moretz, Film Review, Howard Shore, Hugo, Jude Law, Martin Scorsese, Sacha Baron Cohen, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
This film is about relationships, commitments, coincidences and making the right decisions. In 500 days that Tom have known Summer, He thought that he’s finally found the one but he was wrong. Summer is not into commitments, she don’t want to put label on it. She just want to enjoy herself while young and pretty and all that. So the moment that our dear Tom assumed something, Summer disappeared from his life and surprise, surprise! – she married another guy. Realizing that Tom is right all along that some things are just really not meant to be.
“You never wanted to be anybody’s girlfriend and now you’re somebody’s wife” – Tom Hansen
I’ll give this film a 7 out of 10 rating for its unusual boy meets girl theme with a bitchy twist. Its soundtrack is awesome and the story is very much relatable specially if you’re cynical type. The sequencing of the film could get a bit confusing, but having a very simple yet complicated plot – you’d be able to enjoy it but surely, you’re not gonna watch it for the third time. A couple of views are enough. My favorite scenes would have to be Tom seeking love advices from his little sister. Since Summer’s attitude became unbearable, it’s a good thing that we’re able to breath every now and then…
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Chloe Moretz, Clark Gregg, Geoffrey Arend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Gray, Minka Kelly, Patricia Belcher, Richard McGonagle, Zooey Deschanel
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Tagged Chloe Moretz, Clark Gregg, Film Review, Geoffrey Arend, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marc Webb, Matthew Gray, Minka Kelly, Patricia Belcher, Richard McGonagle, Zooey Deschanel