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!
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
i don't usually like to post in these columns but since nobody has - i'll go. i really liked this. it's a beautiful movie to watch (didn't see it in 3D). it had lots of heart and watching it made us feel really good. i liked the chemistry between the kids and kingsley was great (as he usually is). the story had a (kind of ) magical quality to me that i liked. we really enjoyed it. i'll be getting this on blu for sure.
Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011
Beavis you sold me on it.
Xerxexx on Nov 23, 2011
i think you'll really like it! like alex says - it does start a little slow; but, it's worth it in the end.
Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011
It's not perfect, but it's pretty damn good. and the visuals are amazing. Saw it in 3D - really good use for most of the time, but I did find some of the things Scorsese tries to do with 3D don't work (like all the close-up shots on objects, and extended shots where half of the picture is out of focus were really distracting in 3D).
Timothy Zila on Nov 23, 2011
Harold and Kumar had the best 3d/depth ive seen
3t4hth on Nov 24, 2011
Clearly you did not see Clash of the Titans in 3d!
Kaim on Nov 25, 2011
Harold and Kumar had the best 3d stuff POP OUT at you. I watched That and Hugo back to back, and I have to say, Hugo was better 3d, especially the shot where Sacha Baron Cohen leans out of the screen into the audience.
MarginallyOffensive on Dec 1, 2011
I thought it was incredible. Visually stunning, by far the most effective 3D I have seen. The film really oozed with passion and love for cinema. Such a great film!
Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011
Will defo be going to see it with the kid.
Crapola on Nov 24, 2011
The movie was very fantastic. But I loved the book better. Martin did add a couple of scenes not from the book and took characters out but thats fine. In addition my favorite part of the film was when Hugo went on the tracks which was in the book. 9/10
Jackmooney5 on Nov 24, 2011
This is the way 3- d should be presented! Marty is a master story teller as well as a visionary. The movie is captivating, intelligent, emotional and well worth the viewing.
Claytonne on Nov 26, 2011
It was amazing...and I wasn't expecting it to be. I don't generally see 3D versions but Hugo was worth it...it's the only way to see it.
Cold417 on Nov 28, 2011
Second act seemed bogged down, can't put my finger on just exactly why - other than that great film making, great use of 3D (serves the story rather than the other way around) little things like the layering of smoke and particles through out the scenes to add 3D ambiance even when not jumping out at you, it seemed to layer the shots well. Great casting & a nice cameo by Scorsese. Oh, and Saruman looks old.
David on Dec 1, 2011
"Hugo Cabret" è il titolo della nuova pellicola del regista Martin Scorsese. Una storia avvincente, misteriosa, buona per grandi e piccini che ammalia con l'effetto in voga oggi: il 3D. Ed è così che il regista ha deciso di cimentarsi in nuovi campi, restando sempre e comunque il numero uno. Al seguente link potrai trovare il nostro servizio http://www.uniroma.tv/?id=20387
UniromaTv Gruppo on Jan 19, 2012
it really sucked! it was very dark, and just bad attempt at 3d
Moethebow on Apr 20, 2012
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