Hugo [2011]

5/10 | 15.Apr.12
Hugo

DIRECTOR: Martin Scorcese | WRITER: John Logan | CAST: Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer | USA

Seen in regular old 2D so the gimmickry in the filmmaking was seen even if the gimmicks themselves were not. The astonishing tracking shot over the miniature “Paris rooftops” set at the beginning of René Clair’s Le million (1931) beats Martin Scorcese + Industrial Light & Magic’s similar efforts by miles. History of the early cinema for dummies. Formulaic, sappy, sentimental.

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