Hugo 3D - Movie Review

Mar 28, 2012
hugo 3d review

Hugo is the latest and the first family film by Martin Scorsese and it's in 3D. Unlike other family films, Hugo take it a little bit seriously. If you love movies and eager to experience Scorsese's magic, Hugo will surely gonna grab you in your seat and let Scorsese bring you magic in a 2-hour movie.

Hugo 3D tells the story of a boy named Hugo Cabret, an orphan who is living in the walls of a train station in  1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key which Hugo needs to find to unlock the secret he believes it contains. 

On his adventures, he meets with a shopkeeper, George Melies, who works in the train station and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past.

This is one of the best achievement yet by Scorsese. As I first saw the trailer for this film, I wasn't that impress by it. It looks like a boring family movie that only kids would have a fun time with. But, I read some reviews about this film, the critics says it was good and the 3D is well done. Well, that caught my attention to watch this film, and also, I might need to watch it in 3D to see what the critics has been raved for.

hugo review 3dThe film opens with this trippy shot from the scenery of Paris, then up to the train station, right up to the face of Hugo, which was a good start to say that the 3D is spectacular in this film. The whole 3D experience for this is really worth it. If you wanna watch this film, you had to go to 3D. The 3D makes a huge effect with the storyline, and it kinda gives you the feeling like you're sitting right next to Hugo embarking for an adventure that you will never forget. Also, it's very nice to see some old black and white films in 3D.

The performances is way too good for this film. English actor Asa Butterfield did a very good acting as Hugo. Ben Kingsley, probably one of his best performance. He was really fit for the role even if you didn't expect much that he will nail it. Chloe Grace Moretz is also good in there.

hugo 3d reviewThe visuals is exhilarating in this film. Some visuals looks very fake so, it disappoint me a bit. Well, the scenery of Paris, wow, one of the best scenery done by CGI. The 5 Oscars most on visuals are well deserved, though The Tree Of Life truly deserve the best cinematography.

Overall, the film is magical. The 3D is trippy. The performances is great. The visuals is fine. And almost forgot, if you're a big film fan, you will truly gonna love this film. There will be some film-related materials here that makes a huge role in the story.

The geek rates it 8.2/10. This will gonna be my first Scorsese review. Be sure to check out my upcoming reviews of Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed and Shutter Island, all directed by Martin Scorsese.

For now, why not give a glimpse of a scene from Hugo:

hugo 3d review

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