Martin Scorsese has wowed us time and time again, and this holiday season seems to be no different. His latest directorial credit is for the hit movie Hugo, a 3D adventure film based on Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The story takes places in 1930 in the underground realms of the French capital of Paris. Hugo Cabret, a young orphan who is enamored with the films made by the legend filmmaker, must face a harsh reality when his mother dies at a young age and his father is killed in a museum fire. Being taught the craftsmen skill of watchmaking, Hugo maintains the shop with his alcoholic uncle.
One day though, his uncle mysteriously vanishes and poor Hugo is left to fend for himself. Stealing food and running the shop, Hugo is delighted with the acquaintance of his new friend, Isabelle. Focusing his attention on one automaton that his father particularly loved, Hugo realizes that Isabelle holds the heart-shaped key that he has been looking for. The adventures it’s unlocks reveal a whole new world to Hugo.
Directed by world renown director Martin Scorsese, Hugo has received stellar reviews from critics worldwide. With the wonders of 3D, the audience is allowed into a fictional world that is not limited by the human capacity. With this inspiring story of one boy’s journey to happiness and success, Hugo will be one of those movies you just have to go see twice.