Excerpt: A truly magical movie! Going into this I had no expectations at all, in fact I knew absolutely nothing about this film. I think this gets the award for my surprise film of 2011. It was fantastic and it just proves the Martin Scorcese is one of the greatest directors of this time or any time. He is a master of his craft. I love the realization on the children's faces when they realize who Isabelle's (Chloe Grace Moretz) Godfather really is.
Summary: Deserves all the Oscars it won as it was brilliant in both visuals and sound. Martin Scorsese proves he can make a family film as compelling as his crime dramas. The acting was top notch from young and old alike and the story really did capture that magic of movies.
Summary: Not the whimsical adventure it's made out to be, but a very fine film. A family movie that will probably only appeal to kids no younger than 10. It's a visual treat, with a beautifully cinematic approach to storytelling. I did not watch it in 3D, but I do believe that the format might add to the experience. The story is decent. It's basically one big homage to the beginnings of cinema and it even recreates some iconic moments from silent film.
Excerpt: Hugo Cabret is a widowed kid who steals to survive. The automaton is being fixed by Hugo, which was his father's last project. Georges Melies is a toy store owner who notices the talents of Hugo. The film reminded me much of Metropolis and Cinema Paradiso in a way. Its score, cinematography and performances were wonderful. Delightful set pieces and costumes were utilized.
Excerpt: The story is the best part of this movie. The trailers made it look pretty awful but due to the massive amounts of positive reviews and my affection for Scorsese, I chose to see it. The Story: Again, the best part. The trailer looks a little dumb and does a poor job of telling what the heck the movie is about. In brief it is about an orphan boy in the 1930s who must keep the clocks working in order to not be found by the police.
Conclusion: This film should be scored based on your perception. It is very well made and has lovely visuals, however the packaging and tag line are misleading. This is not a wildly enchanting and magical adventure film for kids. Whilst it may be a U and not contain anything controversial, for anyone under the age of 16 I can only guess they will find it phenomenally boring. It is a biopic of an early French film director.
Conclusion: I found this film a bit strange. It was very intriguing throughout the story but I felt you were going to find out this great mystery at the end, when in fact the ending was a bit flat. I left the cinema thinking "is that it ?" Quite surprised at the other positive reviews. I guess I just didn't get it. My kids were the same. It's quite a long film too.
Summary: Gillar man att se filmer med en gnutta magi, en gnutta feel good och en gnutta vackert foto så är denna film ett tips. Håller väl också med föregående talare om att den kan vara lite långdragen emellanåt, men helt klart sevärd.