Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hugo

Before watching this movie, I didn’t see much of anything that really told me about it – everything said things like “a magical world of spectacular adventure” or “unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest” and things like that.  After watching it, I can kind of see why.  If you know too much, it might “ruin” it.  The feel of the movie reminded me a lot of the movie The Polar Express.  It’s definitely a visual masterpiece – it’s easy to see why it won Oscars for sound and cinematography!  Basically, the story is about an orphan living in the walls of a train station in Paris that seems to be searching for his “place” in life.  He encounters all kinds of people in his daily life, and eventually, they lead him to a girl who may have the key to the answers he’s been looking for ever since his father died.  While discovering where he belongs, he’s also able to help others along the way – in ways none of them could ever have imagined!  I would have to agree with the descriptions I’d seen - he really does find “a magical world of spectacular adventure!”

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  1. Have you seen any of the other Oscar winners? There were many I was intrigued by this year. If you've seen any, I hope you'll tell us about them.

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    1. The only other actual winner we've seen is "The Help" - which we both LOVED!!! I've written about some of the other nominees, but we do plan on watching others as they get released on DVD.

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