Film of the Day (08/29/18): Hugo

 

Written By John Logan
Directed By Martin Scorsese

No matter how old he gets, or how many films he makes, Martin Scorsese treats everything he does with the utmost love and care. Even at his age, you can tell that world of film still wows him and sets his imagination free. So it makes perfect sense that he gives this story the same treatment, as it is a love song to the art of film itself, told through the eyes of a child discovering the magic for the first time and an old man finding his passionate spark rekindled. I am not a fan of 3D as a gimmick, but I imagine this one was fun to watch in the theater, and that the effects were more of an enhancer (what better way to embrace the modern magic of cinema?) than a gimmick in and of itself. This isn’t a remarkable movie that will stick with you for a long time, but it’s a lovingly-created one that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

2 comments

  1. I normally don’t like 3d, either. I was the annoying girl at Gravity that kept jumping around, trying to dodge spave debris. I saw this in the theater w my little sisters, though, and you’re spot on as to how it was used. Really lovely.

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