Hugo

Saw it Christmas day, but it’s been out since Thanksgiving.

It’s family friendly, but that doesn’t stop it from being a great movie. The trailer paints it to be a lot more fantasy than it really is, but it’s also very steampunk in its train station setting with all the gears, clocks, and steam.

Asa Butterfield, who plays Hugo Cabret, is absolutely fantastic. For such a young actor, he’s incredibly believable and talented. The supporting roles are great too; Sacha Baron Cohen as Inspector Gustav portrays the clumsily awkward villain, but still remains likeable. There are also appearances by two former Harry Potter actors, Richard Griffiths (Mr. Dursley) and Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime (the headmistress of Beauxbatons)). These two work at the train station and take part in a charming side story.

I highly recommend seeing this movie, especially in 3D. The added depth is used rather well and was never nauseating. So if you have a few hours to spare, check it out!

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