Set in 1930s France, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is a whimsical masterpiece full of mystery and beauty. This is one of the most artful films I have seen since Jean- Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie. This movie is magical as well as completely fascinating; I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.
The story is about an orphan named Hugo (Asa Butterfield), who lives in the walls and clocks of a busy Parisian train station. He steals food from the shops in the station, and watches the interactions of the people through clocks and holes in the walls. Hugo is trying to repair an invention left behind by his late clockmaker father (Jude Law). Hugo tries to solve the mystery of the invention with help from the adopted daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) of the station’s toymaker (Ben Kingsley), all the while avoiding the angry inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen). However, as they begin fixing the invention, they uncover beautiful and whimsical secret.
I highly advise that you see this! Plus, the music is beautiful.