Google+ Reading Teen: Movie review: Hugo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Movie review: Hugo

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writers: John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book)
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloƫ Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

My thoughts:
This movie was absolutely beautiful. 
I lovedlovedloved it! 
I'm now itching to read the book.
Not only is the story of this movie incredible, but the music, the actors just ah, everything. 
Actually, let me give you a list of reasons why I loved it.

  1. Johnny Depp produced it.
  2. ALL of the actors in the movie did such a wonderful job! Especially Hugo and Isabelle. Those kids were incredible.
  3. Even though I am not a Harry Potter fan, I still thought that it was pretty neat that there are three actors from Harry Potter! (Anna from ReadingTween pointed that out to me)
  4. Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, and Christopher Lee play in it.
  5. Howard Shore composed the original music for it. 
  6. And oh, it was just so perfectly amazing!
I think that definitely was enough reasons for everyone reading this to go see Hugo right now!


  1. I am dying to go see this! Also, you HAVE to read the book! It is so amazing. I haven't had a chance to read his new one yet and it makes me sad. His art work is phenomenal. I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)

  2. I haven't read or seen this. Looks really cute. You gave a great review. Thanks!

  3. I saw the ad for this and it looks adorable! And everything Asa Butterfield's been in has been incredible.

    Great review!

    Reading is my cup of tea

  4. I've actually been really wanting to see this movie as well as read the book. It looks super sweet and steampunk-y and fun.

    Who were the HP alumn actors in it?


  5. I can't wait to see the movie! Thanks for your great review! The dude from Borat is in it?! Whoa, so random! haha!


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