November 30, 2011

Hugo: The gift of a sensory experience

Many thanks to Sandy from You’ve GOTTA Read This! for bringing this enchanting film to my attention.

Hugo is a 3D adventure, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film is based on Brian Selznick’s innovative part historical novel part children’s picture book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

According to the website Rotten Tomatoes, the reviews appear positive so far. From 126 reviews, 96% are favorable. Sandy seems to agree:

“Scorcese gifted us the sensory experience of 1930's Paris...the lights, the music, the fashion, the food… I wasn't just watching this film, I was IN it. I was IN the clock tower, or running through the streets of Paris dodging pedestrians, or standing outside with snow falling on me.”

The film was released last week in the U.S. Unfortunately, Australia has to wait until January 12. In the meantime, we will have to be content with the trailer. What do you think? Is Hugo on your must-see list?


  1. I would like to see it, but don't know that I'll make it to the theater for the experience.

  2. The trailer reminds me of a children's fantasy story, in the league of Narnia... I think I will take my nieces to see it at the cinema.

  3. This one looks cute, but like Charity, I'll likely only see it on DVD. It looks like one your nieces would love, Danielle. =)