Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Family, Drama
Release Date: November 23, 2011
Running Time: 128 minutes
MMPA rating: PG
The Good: Interesting history,
The Bad: Slow plot progression,
Plot: The following plot summery is copied from Wikipedia.com.
In 1931, Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), a 12-year-old boy, lives with his widowed father (Jude Law), a master clockmaker in Paris. Hugo's father takes him to see films and his father particularly loves the films of Georges Méliès. Hugo's father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo is taken away by his uncle (Ray Winstone), an alcoholic watchmaker who is responsible for maintaining the clocks in the railway station Gare Montparnasse. His uncle teaches him to take care of the clocks and then disappears. He is later discovered to have drowned. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 6.5/10- Hugo dragged during many parts of the movie and started slow, which I do not mind if it is interesting like Lawrence of Arabia or has a satisfying reveal like Vertigo. The mystery was not that great. The part about history is the only thing that really appeal to me.
Acting: 7.5/10- The child acting was very good and the whole cast was good but no great stand out performances.
Special effects: 7.8/10- This probably look great in 3D but on a 2D Blu-Ray the effects looked fake.
Soundtrack: 7.4/10- Howard Shore's score complimented the film well but was disappoint considering the skill of the composer.
Comedy: 7.0/10- There were a few humorous scenes with Sacha Baron Cohen's character.
Would I Watch This Again: No, there is nothing about it worth re-watching.
Overall: 6.4/10- Despite the interesting premise and fascinating history, Hugo fails to deliver a satisfying movie.
Closing comments: I am one of the few people that did not particular enjoy Hugo, although in my defense the popular review website IGN.com did give the film only 3 stars out of 5, which is similar to my rating.
Recommended for: Family movie fans,
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