It's not very often that I enjoy a movie more or as much as the book, but in the case of Hugo, I think I have found one of those rare gems of a movie.
Hugo stays very true to the book is it based off of, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which I feature in my MMGM: Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday this past week. It truly feels like each of the pages of the book coming alive in front of your eyes. Many of the scenes feel almost exactly the same as the illustrations in the book except it's real life!
I wish wish wish I saw this in the theatre when it was out this past holiday season. The hubby and I don't get out very much with a toddler on our hands nowadays and with movie prices so expensive, we normally just wait until the DVD comes out and Redbox it. However, I am regretful that I didn't take the initiative to see Hugo in 3D because it would have been such a wonderful visually-appealing experience.
The characters were well cast and I think it was interesting to see Sasha Baron Cohen in a non-vulgar kind of role.
I think it is such a honor that Martin Scorsese directed this movie because he gave this movie such life and character. Plus, I think it's pretty amazing that they got Scorsese to direct a children's movie. It's not every day that you get a legend in the film industry to direct a movie based off a children's book.
Hugo does not disappoint. It takes all the beautiful details that makes The Invention of Hugo Cabret great and takes it to a whole other level that you didn't think was even possible.
5 out of 5 stars!