Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H is for Hugo

My Review
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


  1. Sounds good-something my kids would like. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Well, you've sold me! I'd love to watch it with my family.

  3. I saw this movie and enjoyed it for many of the reasons you mentioned.

  4. We've got this movie on netflix, we'll have to sit down and watch it.

  5. Loved this movie! Not at all what I expected, but in a good way :)

    Stoppin' by from A-Z!

  6. That one I've seen! Brilliant film. So incredibly unique.

  7. I've also seen Hugo. A thoroughly unique and fascinating movie. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I didn't take much notice of this film before, but your description has made me want to rush out to hire it and watch with my family. I know what Saturdays viewing will be now.

  9. I read the book, never saw the movie.

  10. I liked this film...entertaining and quirky. My kind of movie :)

    Left and Write

  11. This is on my to-watch list. Thanks for highlighting it, Livia. I'm enjoying your reviews!

  12. My kids and I watched this movie not too long ago, we loved it. Great review. :)

    Melissa at My Creatively Random Life

  13. Hugo is a movie I really want to watch. Glad you enjoyed it.

  14. I haven't seen this, but I really want to now!

  15. Ooh, great choice for H!

    From A to Z, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  16. Such a great review! I thought it was a cute movie and definitely very well written.

  17. Intriguing... ! Good luck with the A-Z challenge..

  18. This is one of my fave movies of all time. It was brilliant in 3D - I only wish that it had been on an IMAX screen as well. I would SOOOO love to see it again, I wish I had gone 2 or 3 times when it was still in the theater.