The thing that made me really interested with the movie when I first heard about it last year was the inclusion of Chloe Moretz in the cast. I’ve been in love with this girl since she wore that Hit-Girl costume and that feeling was exemplified in Let Me In.
I just love everything about the movie. The vibrant color schemes the most. My only regret is not seeing it on 3D. James Cameron reportedly said that the film’s 3D is the best he’s ever seen.
“I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason too.”
I’m a sucker for movies with a lot of existentialism in it and this movie is one of them. Deism. New schools of thought. Rationality. Enlightenment. The Age of Reason. People taking comfort in the idea of logic in the universe. Just a few of the things that I love about the movie’s inner meaning.
I haven’t really read the book and I was a bit surprise because I wasn’t aware that the movie was gonna be about the early days of cinema. Back when it was a new experience to everyone. Do you remember the first movie you watched when you were a kid? I can still remember vaguely, my first memory of me watching a movie was back when I was about 5 or 6. It was Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. That memory is special and I will never forget that feeling of awe. In Hugo, there’s this brief sequence that reminded me of that feeling. An audience cowering as a train looms out of the screen at them.
We’ll never get back to that childlike sense of awe those early viewers felt back when movies were still in their infancy, we can only feel a little shiver of envy.
At first, I thought Hugo was gonna be another one of those movies that are solely made to bag some Oscars. I was wrong. It’s another Scorsese masterpiece.