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Hugo 3D -Review


BY Katie Maitland-Gleed

Score 4/5

After watching the trailer for Hugo, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to seeing it. But with opening scenes of the beautiful Paris in winter, also reminding me of the famous book ‘Clockwork’, I thought this film would be right up my street. Including appearances from Jude Law, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Christopher Lee, Ray Winston and the amazing Sacha Baron Cohen – who brought an awesome flash of comedy, this film was like going to Johnny Depp’s birthday party. Asa Butterfield, who played Hugo, was a very good actor to play the part. ‘Hugo’s’ personality was strong, courageous and witty, and after playing ‘Bruno’ in 2008’s ‘The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas’, this wasn’t a to harder part to play.

Trying to carry on his deceased father’s project and only memory – a broken-down automaton, Hugo, an orphaned 13 year-old who now lives in the walls of Paris’ biggest train station, he has to resort to stealing to enable himself to finish the piece of fine art. After finally being caught by the Station’s Toy Store owner, Georges Méliès, a broken man anguished by the shadows of the past – played by Ben Kingsley, things take a turn for the worse… Will they straighten out? Don’t answer just go see the film!!! Trying to make things right, Hugo meets Méliès’ Goddaughter, Isabelle – played by the gorgeous Chloe Grace Moretz. Together they begin to unravel the mystery behind the old automaton. With a second character hot on his heels – bumbling Station Inspector (Baron-Cohen), Hugo must work as hard as possible to conquer his adventure.

Now, I wouldn’t say I was wrong but it didn’t live up to my expectations. On the other hand, the screening was quite full. Mainly parents and their children but a few older members of Dorchester’s youth! I would say that is is quite a hard film to understand as it jumps about a bit. Mind you… It was the best 3D film I have watched in a long time. With snow, explosions and spit it was a really good experience!

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