Hugo (2011) – Movie Review, Details, Credits

Martin Scorsese, the director of this flick, brings his latest outing, ‘Hugo’ that hits the screens all over. The venture stars Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley and others. John Logan and Brian Selznik are writers of this project. The film was being awaited much by the audiences spread around the globe. Hollywood films’ plus point is that the market is much bigger. It is not restricted to USA only rather it captures the international circuit of the world, which is why the collections are endless for the flicks. With huge fan base, movies’ stars are strapping and enjoy the world fame.

Apparently Martin Scorsese’s directed venture, ‘Hugo’ appears to be the mediocre Harry Potter type of movie filled with dreamy-fancy and ersatz imagination. But this younger adult fiction, that has been adapted from Brian Selznick’s best-seller-award winning novel ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’, is a classically executed saga of an orphan living in the era of 1930.

The Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese churns out Hugo showing his true class in every portion of the movie. Martin’s Hugo is swathed with extra dose of fervor, sentiment and drama and all this is much more than many of the Academy awards contestants of the ongoing year. The brilliant filmmaker Scorsese’s product surpasses its precursors. There are certain amount of people who rate this venture for kids but it utters not only to kids but also to youngsters and other age groups accordingly.

Hugo is the awesome and creatively made movie of Martin Scorese and can safely be called one of the super films of the year 2011 since every sequence, every frame and every department of the film reveal the creative and artistic side of the persons attached to it.

The movie does not at all coat the hero’s unfortunate situations sugary. Set in the 1930s Paris, the film talks about Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), who is a savoir-faire boy residing in the walls of a train station doing the duty of winding the clocks of his savoir-faire uncle (a drunken who brought Hugo along when his father’s ill-fated death took place). Apart from his routine works, he bumps into other bigger challenges as well such as filching the parts from the owner (Ben Kingsley) of a toy shop to reconstruct his papa’s mechanization (a robot of the early twentieth century specifically designed for the purposes of entertaining the masses). At last Hugo’s stealing gets captured by a toy-maker who gets the kid under his mentorship to benefit from the kid’s creative expertise. This rapport between the two – Hugo and toy-man brings him towards toy-man’s female godchild, Isabelle (Chloë Grace Moretz) who then lets Hugo untie the mammoth whodunit behind the robot of Hugo’s father and Papa Georges. The understanding then develops between the two.

The moment both excavate more into the history of Papa Georges, they stumble upon the historical time which is mesmerizing and factual at the same time. They then judge the period – the cinematic time. Here the director Martin Scorsese shows his true skills since this is his mastery expertise, his passion for the initial days of the movies that he injected into the making and narrative of the flick, ‘Hugo’. Martin’s creative work of art simply drags the viewers off the feet with pleasures.

The direction is literally award-winning. Martin Scorsese’s execution deserves distinction marks and he aptly deserves to be awarded for his superb performance as a luminous director. The script is novel (though has been adapted from the best-seller novel). The cinematography is a masterpiece. The locales have been captured with great work of camera art. The editing portion too is aptly done.

Performances by the actors are marvelous. Asa Butterfield is all over grabbing the attention of the viewers. This actor is simply a class to watch. Chloë Grace Moretz is not only gorgeous but also a good actress. Christopher Lee and Ben Kingsley – both are effective in their parts. Rest of the cast fills the bill as well.

In a capsule, Hugo is a creative work of art by the Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese who injects a true life in the movie by making this product alluring for the viewers. A must watch!

Film Critic: Goher Iqbal Punn

Movie Credits:

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee and Ben Kingsley

Writers: John Logan

Novel: Brian Selznik

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