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Hugo 3D

If there is anything I seek from this series it is art. Art first and foremost, art above all else. I’ve made it my mission to find it, see it, and relay it with proportionate prose. The day-to-day struggle is all that stands in my way, and stand like a sentinel it does. Obstructing my vision with menial tasks; blinding me with anxious episodes. Yet, the animal within claws its way to the theater, and the poet takes a seat.

Last Friday my fantastic voyage discovered a film with fertile grounds, a four-lettered land known as “Hugo.” Being a major supporter of the third dimension I was excited to see Scorsese’s first depth defying effort. Thanks to Pixomondo a fully immersive model of 1930’s Paris decorated the screen. From intricate clock towers to cobblestone alcoves the detailed past present in Hugo was enamoring. Furthermore, the expanse extended beyond space and into sound as well. Howard Shore, Scorsese and Cronenberg’s choice composer, scored Hugo with soothing sonority. The beauties of Napoleon’s populated treasure chest were a sight and sound to behold.

In the midst of such was a script and story equally as impressive. This is a picture about the history of pictures; the tale of the waif and the magical reel. With a supporting cast including Ben Kingsley, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sasha Baron Cohen its accents were enlightening. That said, the narrative found its brilliance in its adolescent lead. Asa Butterfield steals the show as the title character Hugo Cabret. Orphaned early on with nothing but an automated companion, he quickly finds purpose in rebuilding his mechanical man. Where his success leads is a secret best kept on the screen. However, I won’t leave you without a hint… or two: Georges Méliès and Le Voyage dans la Lune. More than just a French name and phrase, these are the heart shaped keys that unlock a cinematic love letter. Many will miss it, believing it a satisfactory rental for the future. I must openly argue against this point. Hugo defines the “theatrical experience” and I challenge you to see this on the silver screen.

 If you’re a fan of circulating celluloid go out and see why Martin Scorsese is a fanatic! It’s without question a competitor for my movie of the year. I only wish I could rename this Parisian play about a boy’s pictorial pilgrimage, “My Life at the Movies.”

Comments

  • Chris Elliott

    Nice work dude. Great write up. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this picture, so it will be interesting to see it for myself, give your positive feedback.

    • Anonymous

      See it in the theaters. This is literally some of the greatest 3D to ever come out. 

  • KWgirl

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED this movie. It literally transported me to another time and place. What better place than Paris. It was beautiful to watch and definitely tugged at my heart strings. We didn’t see it in 3D, but it was spectacular anyway. Definitely one we will buy in Blu-Ray. Makes me wish we had an enormous screen to watch it on when we watch it again. I will be disappointed if  Asa Butterfield isn’t up for an Academy Award (or a Golden Baby:)

    • Anonymous

      He isn’t up for a Golden Baby, but he is set to star in ENDERS GAME!!! Can’t wait, him and Hailee Steinfeld have been cast… can’t WAIT to see it. 

      • KWgirl

        He is absolutely perfect for Enders Game…when is that supposed to happen?
        Is there another book that is part of the Enders Game story?

      • Anonymous

        2013 :)  (and it is the book itself they are doing).

      • Anonymous

        2013 :)  (and it is the book itself they are doing).

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