Hugo was an orphan who lived within the walls of a train station. after his father died, he was forced by his uncle, who was a drunkard, to wind the clocks at the train station to keep them running. the only connection he had with his dead father was a mechanical man called Automaton. he sought out parts to fix the Automaton, which later brought him face to face with a shopkeeper name George. incidentally, Hugo found out that George was connected to the Automaton in some ways, which led him to the mystery behind it and the old man's past.
the film was unique with its plot, having a boy so matured and independent that he was able to live alone for so many years without anyone noticing. Hugo was easily a lovable character who knew what he wanted while still showing the childlike side of him. having young actors/actresses reminded me of Super 8 (2011) and Real Steel (2011), where the children outshone each other and easily captured our heart. despite its plot having a slow pace, visually Hugo (2011) was a real treat.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Martin Scorsese
- released: 2011
- casts: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Emily Mortimer, Helen McCrory, Christopher Lee
- language: English
- genre: Adventure/Mystery