What should I say about Martin Scorsese’s first family film? How can Martin Scorsese make a film that will leave you in awe of his meticulous details? There’s a gift in Scorsese’s filmmaking that’s unexplainable. In his latest film Hugo, he reveals the magic of films and the purpose of life.
Based on Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Set during the early 1930s. Hugo (Asa Butterfield) lives in a train station in Paris, France. He’s known to be a thief. He tries not to get caught by Inspector Gustav (Sacha Baron Cohen). He learned to maintain clocks from his uncle Claude (Ray Winstone), and Hugo’s father (Jude Law) loves films. His father takes him to George Méliès’s (Sir Ben Kingsley) films which they find fascinating
His father finds an automaton in a backroom of a museum where he works. They work together to try get the automaton to function again. Unfortunately, his father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo must continue to search for a way to bring it to life again.
Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) befriends him, and they take on an adventure of seeking the missing piece of the automaton. One day, Hugo realizes it’s the heart-shaped pendent she’s wearing and they try it out. The automaton comes to life, and it draws a picture which is mysterious. Eventually the two of them discover the mysterious picture’s meaning. After the first act, Hugo pursues film history and preservation.
The performances are outstandingly one of the best of the year. Butterfield leads the film in its determination to fulfill our dreams.
It’s a film that’ll make you appreciate cinema. You don’t have to be passionate about cinema to love Hugo. This film breathes the ambition of cinema.
Hugo delves into a world of liveliness and magic. It may cause you to question, “What is my purpose in this world?” This film lets you reflect on your life.
It answers cinema’s purpose. Film creates a way for us to see our dreams come alive.
The scenery is breathtaking and powerful. The details in this film are gorgeously crafted. Scorsese takes us to a place in time where film began, and on an adventure of a lifetime.
The messages and intentions creep into your heart. You may reflect on your own emotions while watching this film. The ups and downs in your life and their meanings.
If there’s no purpose in your life, you should not live on. This is the strongest message I’ve ever watched in film. It’s a film of what should be, what could be, what will be, and what reality is.
Don’t hesitate to bring yourself to Hugo. I urge you to see this with family members and friends. It’s a must-see of the year!
Hugo is cinema on your doorsteps. Take a leap into this film and you’ll be awestruck. Devour the spectacular and stirring script. The story builds tension all the way to its conclusion. There’s just enough suspense and comedy. Hugo is Oscar and Golden Globe worthy. Scorsese mixes the right ingredients that unveil facts that we didn’t know before. I’ve never seen a film like this that digs deep within your soul. It emotionally grabs you with the magic of life and tender moments.
The score by Howard Shore drives you to another aspect of film. It enhances the film’s delivery and expands its meaning. The combination of the performances and score deliver a perfect surrealistic picture. The film will move you well beyond your expectations.
Cinema has changed tremendously since the early 1930s. Life is a journey of experiences. You learn from good and bad memories. We must come to the conclusion that our purpose will endure for many years to come. A