Sound Off: Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo Cabret' 3D - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
November 23, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Hitting theaters this week is Martin Scorsese's latest movie, Hugo, adapted from Brian Selznick's book and shot in 3D. The story is about a young orphan named Hugo Cabret, played by Asa Butterfield, living in a train station in Paris who tries to solve the mystery of an automaton his father found before being killed. Chloe Moretz stars as his friend Isabelle, along with Sacha Baron Cohen and Ben Kingsley. How is Marty's latest cinematic experience? Did you watch it in 3D and was it entertaining? Once you've seen it, write a comment with your thoughts on Scorsese's Hugo.
Station inspector! I just saw Hugo in 3D tonight and I thought it was absolutely magnificent, especially the 3D. Scorsese crafted a spectacular world and the way he used 3D as part of the storytelling and atmosphere (so much steam!) is awe-inspiring, I was truly stunned by the visuals throughout. The story/script seems to be the roughest part, with a boring first half that later suddenly becomes an opportunity for Scorsese to showcase some of his favorite old cinema by giving us, the audience, a lesson in the origin of movies, and by honoring the legendary Georges Méliès, played majestically by Kingsley. It was entertaining, very fun at times, and yet at its heart a story full of love, especially for the cinema. I think this might be Scorsese's 3D Cinema Paradiso. If you truly love movies as well, you must see this, there is no way you won't love it, too.
What did you think of Marty Scorsese's Hugo Cabret? A visually stunning, wonderful ode to cinema, or an overly-lavish, dramatic bore? Did you see it in 3D? How was that experience? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!