Year: 2011
Director: Martin Scorsese

Summary: Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Times Watched: 1

My Experience: A bit of a departure for Scorsese, Hugo is a stunning movie to watch at least once. The cinematography is gorgeous. The acting is also top-tier. I said this before, but with Asa Butterfield and Chloe Moretz this is the best collection of pre-pubescent acting I’ve ever seen. Ben Kingsley is a delight to watch as well. Unfortunately, the plot really dragged for me as it often does with the fantasy/automaton genre. The quality of the movie-making kept me engaged until the end, but I have no desire to see it again.

7 thoughts on “Hugo”

  1. I’ll almost certainly see this eventually, as it looks visually entertaining, and I have a great appreciation for Chloe Moretz (or any kid who can act, really, since there are so few).

    Though admittedly, for the last couple of years, any time I see Chloe Moretz, I think of your damned McKenzie story.

      1. I did. Because I HAD to.

        I’m already planning a sequel to Margaret’s story this last Thursday.

          1. My secret dream from a young age was to save an exploited child from a predator. This is probably as close as I’ll ever get.

          2. Funny. When I was a kid, I would fall asleep daydreaming about all the ways I could save girls I had crushes on from being murdered. Including Joanne Whalley-Kilmer.

          3. That’s a familiar one too (though it wasn’t Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, but Samantha Fox).

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