Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by
After Hugo uses the tools to fix the wind-up mouse, he puts it on the counter. We see two tools next to the cup of tools on the counter. In the next shot, Georges Méliès is inspecting it and winds it up. Then, when he puts it on the counter to test it out, we see the tools are no longer in the way, though we did not see or hear them being moved. See more »
Maybe that's why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn't able to do what it was meant to do... Maybe it's the same with people. If you lose your purpose... it's like you're broken.
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There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more »
I will start off admitting that I have little to say about this film. It is an instant classic, containing many inexplicable elements that make it very difficult to give an in depth review. Simply put, it is simply heartwarming and near perfect. The only thing I can criticize on it, is the slightly whimsical dialogue; however, I'm not sure I can really call that poor, as it almost played into the atmosphere.
The story is perfect. It has perfect pacing and writing, and is complimented by equally charmingly perfect acting. It's not necessarily an emotional film, but it is just so enjoyably heartwarming. Hugo is a film that you simply will enjoy whatever your age or interest. It's like Pixar. Everybody loves Pixar. And so, you will love Hugo too.
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