2hr 7min – Rated PG – Family/Suspense/Thriller – English
Director: Martin Scorsese – Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Richard Griffiths, Helen McCrory, Michael Sthlbarg
Martin Scorsese is one of the best movie directors, in my eyes at least. I would always watch his movies. He did it again.
I have no idea why this movie is labelled as Thriller , nothing to do with it. This is a wonderful story about a little boy who is trying to escape orphanages and lives by himself in the clocks of a railway station. It is emotionally enticing, life teaching, undeniably marvellous.
Hugo is such a beautiful tale. It reveals itself little by little, there is excitement and there are tears, there is joy. Our nine year old did not like it, and that made me sad, because kids nowadays, in North America at least, have no idea of sufferance, sacrifice, lack of any sort. Reading is obsolete, so discovering books is nothing, also if there is no shooting involved, heads exploding (and we are wondering why there is mass murdering happening in schools, angry teen agers shooting everyone) or vile futile joking (with the added farting or burping) this movie is not cool.
If you have managed to preserve magic, stories, and interest for the past in your child’s life, I am sure they will love Hugo.
I could not tell if there is a target market intended for this movie. But I can tell you that after months of playing in theatres the room was completely full, and rightly so. Please watch it.