Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz
Sassi\’s Star Rating: 2.5 / 5
Hugo is set in 1930\’s Paris where an orphaned boy lives within the walls of the station. He has the daily job of resetting the clocks to ensure they run smoothly, but his real adventure is finding the key to getting his automaton working again. Hugo Cabret (Butterfield) is a clever thief trying to stay under the radar of the station inspector (Cohen) by sneaking pastries whenever he can. He has a bird\’s eye view of the station and knows the regulars well. It is his misfortune when he accidently gets caught trying to steal some parts for his automaton and Georges (Kingsley) decides to teach him a lesson.
Hugo\’s story, although long and involved, is beautifully filmed. There is no doubt that this film is absolutely delightful to watch and I especially loved the colour formation in the 3D effect. The story is quite serious and it is filled with elongated pauses which will probably make children squirm, however, adults will enjoy it a lot more. Eloquent performances make for a gorgeous film and Cohen provides the much needed humour. He is a welcomed addition to the storyline.
There are some lovely scenes with excellent dialogue such as little Hugo\’s thoughts on life: “I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason.”
Be a part of this story and check it out in 3D soon!
Hugo is in cinemas now.
Category: Film & TV