Martin Scorsese’s Hugo was a beautiful film that can easily tap into the heart of any viewer. In my opinion, it took a little bit more time than it should’ve to fully introduce all the characters. I like how Hugo’s tragic past was presented but believe it would’ve had a bigger impact if done in pieces.
I like how the movie plays into the concept of how each part whether in a machine or life comes together to make something whole. From the introduction of the movie as gears turning into the city to the specific heart-shaped key that fits in the back of the automaton. Hugo’s perseverance to find how he “fits” in society and aspiration of becoming more than just a piece within soceity is inspiring.
Another aspect of the film that is eye capturing is the mis-a-scene. From the set designs to the character customes. Every detail was accounted for and played together perfectly. The only thing I was confused about were the british accents in Paris. Was this to appeal to a bigger audience, being funny, or its just a big coincidence that the characters we are involved with are british.
Love and ambition I believe were the main themes of the movie. We really see this in the characters emotions and how they express themselves. I believe with the help of 3D filming it played a huge role it capturing each of the actors expression during the many close ups within the movie. Overall, I enjoyed the film and found the message sent out to the audience really nice. Oh, and Sacha Baron Cohen is the man.