Hugo was to say the least, a fascinating movie with a very intricate plot. What I found most interesting was the symbolism. Hugo’s journey to find the key to the automaton and all of the people he met that had an impact on his fathers life is a metaphor for the building of a character. His father was the way he was because of everything that happened and every person he met throughout his life, almost like a mathematical equation. Through Hugo’s journey to find the key he finds out more about his father and exactly why he is who he is. When you look at life in terms of the way this film does, your personality and your character is a culmination of the people you have met and the things that have happened to you in your life along the way. It is a very interesting way to look at things. That in terms of your destiny, everything is so fragile and precise that one thing that maybe did or didn’t happen can change your life completely. Also the automaton is brilliant.