Skip to comments.Anyone seen "Hugo"?
Posted on 11/28/2011 7:08:52 PM PST by nuconvert
Just wondered if anyone had seen Scorsese's new 3D movie, "Hugo".
I saw it this weekend and enjoyed it and wondered what others thought?
(you might want to avoid reading this thread if you haven't seen it yet)
Out of four people I know who saw it, one fell asleep and the other three said skip it until the last thirty minutes...
I really enjoyed it. Oscar-worthy
Everything I read said visually it was brilliant, the story was not so much.
It went on our NetFlix list.
I’ll go check it out. Meanwhile, I’m watching Brees and the Saints smacking the Giants. 21-3 at the half.
I thought you were talking about Hugo Chavez.
Nobody’s seen him either.
“one fell asleep and the other three said skip it until the last thirty minutes...”
nah. It was charming
Meh - Puss In Boots is the one to see.
It based on a fairly recent historical novel
Puss In Boots was AWESOME..I love that cat that comes in during scenes and says “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”
Thanks nuconvert, haven’t seen it, have had it recommended to me by a couple of friends (both left-of-center).
No, but I think I read the book it was based on.
I’m sure it will win some Oscars
I was hoping it’d be on DVD by Christmas. I want to see it again and again and again. Our cat is an orange tabby. That dance scene is a riot!!!!!
It will probably be out in a few months. When its released I will buy it for sure. Its hilarious!
Slow, too long, but absolutely stunning photography.
Appears to be one of those “movies the director always wanted to make,” which isn’t always a movie anyone else wants to see.
It was charming, but not sure it was worth the $13 being charged for tickets! 3D definitely enhanced the pleasure, but again, some will wonder whether it’s really worth the extra cost.
I’m just telling you what I heard... :-) So you enjoyed it?
I saw it with three of my sons this weekend. I really did not know what it was about but the animation looked interesting and it was Scorcese, after all. Since my kids recommended it I figured it was a sci-fi story about a boy and his robot. I had no idea what I was in for.
It was extraordinary. Delightful. Charming. And it did not seem too long at all as I enjoyed the story and was thoroughly enraptured by the visuals. What surprised me was that it is really about the magic of making movies. Based in the story of one of the cinema’s real pioneers, Georges Melies, it clearly captured the heart of making art and it’s power to enrich our lives. it was about loss and recovery and the power of love and the efficacy of art as an instrument of healing.
The mix of live actors and animation is the best I’ve ever seen. Perfectly appropriate since Melies was such a master of special effects himself.
So in case anyone is wondering, I give it 4 out of 4 stars. See it.
I waved hello to him earlier today. Nicest super in the complex, and he looks like Geronimo to boot.
GEAUX SAINTS!!! 42-17.
I paid $10...it was worth it.
I knew very little about it, and that’s why I wanted to go see it - wanted to be surprised, and I was. I had no idea about the Georges Méliès plot, and wonder now if it’s going to be lost on the majority of the audience, certainly children. I wonder if that might make it less enjoyable, or make people less appreciative?
I did and I recommend it. The acting was wonderful, directing & cinematography GREAT. I will probably see it again.
I’d stand in line for that one but most likely I’d order it through Amazon.com
I’m waiting for the director’s cut DVD. I’m just not sure about a Scorcese movie with no F-bombs, seems unnatural.
He’s made his share...The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Kundun...
And I think Hugo has already been watched by more people than all of those.
Hugo is a wonderful motion picture and should get some Oscar nominations. I would be surprised if it didn’t get any.
Scorsese did a terrific job.
Great for children and cinephiles.
Thanks for a thoughtful review.
Well, it was made with a larger audience in mind.
Given the budget and revenue of those 3 I don’t think they even found the intended audience. Those are his obscuratta.
LTOC actually made a slight profit. It was made for cheap. The other two however were expensive flops.
My wife saw Hugo and loved it. She went with a friend. In fact, she liked it so much that she is going with a different friend to see it tomorrow. :}
What is Hugo? And is it Hugh, or series?
Just saw it, if it doesn’t win Best Picture, it would be a travesty.
I saw it in the non-3D version. It was very lovely. It took time to tell the story, but didn’t seem too slow. I enjoyed the various characters in the train station. I loved seeing the old movies using the correct sprocket speed. It was exciting to see how people employed their creativity in a brand new medium. Though movies now are generally much more “realistic,” there aren’t as many that are as joyously inventive as those in the beginning of film.
The boy, Hugo, though, looked sort of like a creepy cross between Jodie Foster and Elijah Wood.
Agreed! I will probably go see it again. I enjoyed it that much.
Just saw it.. I loved it, my husband not so much. Although it was a breathtakingly beautiful visual movie,..it was an old fashioned story with an age old moral: everyone needs a purpose.
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