Hugo, the movie

Posted: December 7, 2011 in Reviews

The problem with cute, positive, family oriented films is that there is not a lot to say about them.  In enjoyed Hugo.  It was cute and positive, with good acting and great special effects.  The one thing worth noting about it is that it really works as a 3D movie, especially because of the clockwork sets.  The story is engaging, though a little slow off the mark (I think because they are showing off the 3D production).  I had never heard of the book it is based on, so I can’t really compare.  Scorsese indulges his interest in the history of cinema, but it works in the context of the movie.

Not much depth, but entertaining and a visual pleasure.  I would give this film an A-.

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