Normally, I don’t dish out the extra $$ for 3D. It gives me a headache, makes me a little queasy, and I have to spend half the movie making sure the little ones keep the glasses on and aren’t too scared about things flying into their faces.
However, “Hugo” in 3D is a triumph. The effect only enhances the magic in the movie, which there is plenty of. It’s heartfelt and sincere. It’s intriguing and emotional. You might tear up once or twice.
Leave it to director Martin Scorsese to have his first 3D venture turn into the biggest 3D success since the poorly-plotted Avatar.
The young actors Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz, as Hugo and Isabel, both give splendid performances, even amongst the ever-handsome Jude Law and acting legends Ben Kingsley and Christopher Lee (who is actually not the villain for once).
Sacha Baren Cohen, as the train station manager, even manages to not pull his usual Borat-ness, but plays his part well as some comic relief along with his canine sidekick.
Though the movie’s set in Paris, all the characters have English accents, so of course there are the requisite Harry Potter alums; they always come in twos or more, so in Hugo we have Richard Griffiths and Frances De La Tour, better known as Vernon Dursley and Madame Maxime.
Every review out there has given Hugo the most rave reviews, and after seeing it, I have to agree with all of them.
So what do I think?
Go see it. Bring the kids- they’ll be just as enchanted with this film as you.
What do you think?
Will you go see “the stuff that dreams are made of”? Let me know in the comments!