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Tuesday 29 November 2011


I love Martin Scorsese.  I don't care for 3-D movies.  I love Ben Kinglsey.  I don't care for Jude Law.  I like that this trailer made me think that this may (or may not be) an updated fantasy version of Oliver Twist.  I like that Sacha Baron Cohen is in a comedic role without the use of Ali G., Borat or Bruno. 

Even though the trailer for Hugo is 2:26, it doesn't really give away the core of the story.  What we know is: a young boy is orphaned.  His father, an inventor of sorts, leaves him a clue to something special before he dies.  Not sure why The Great Mouse Detective just popped into my head.  Speaking of The Great Mouse Detective, Jude Law as Dr. Watson in the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Homes was the most tolerable Jude Law in memory. 

So, Hugo, lives in the train station and artfully dodges Baron Cohen, the security guard until he, by chance, discovers the "key" to his father's secret.  The secret is some sort of magical fantasy world. 

The not-so-secret part is, films directed by Martin Scorsese, though not always great, are often interesting. If I were to make a list of my favourite movies (there are too many to actually ever list), Scorsese directed quite a few (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Cape Fear, Casino...).  Though this is a departure from his usual dramas, I just know that it'll be entertaining and worth the cost of admission.

I will likely see this on a big screen. 


  1. It's Scorsese. Borat's security guard will end up being a child predator who gets pushed in front of an on-coming train by a former victim. We'll see his guts everywhere. The kids will cheer! Mothers will cringe. Fathers will secretly smile and wish the whole movie had more mayhem.

    Totally agree with your Jude Law comment.

  2. It's funny because it's likely true.
    Thanks for actually making me laugh out loud (that's LOL for the kids).

  3. Saw Hugo on Sun. Massively disappointing. Beautiful but all the beautiful parts are repeated so often it becomes tedious. 2hrs&7mins of a long road to a little house.