Escape to the Movies: Hugo

Helmholtz Watson

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First person to comment, lucky me

EDIT: This is actually the first time I've heard of this movie and wow. I didn't know that Sacha Baron Cohen actually did roles that were not comedic.
 

MovieBob

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Already found out about the twist from the Daily Show. If it's biggest flaw is being schizophrenic then it seems like it might be worth a shot.
Idlemessiah said:
Spoilers and all, it's probably still going to be one of the better films this season.
I'll go if Hu go
 

Idlemessiah

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Spoilers and all, it's probably still going to be one of the better films this season.
 

JaredXE

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Wait, that chick's a guy? I just thought it was one of those weird japanese cross-dresser things, like in Sailor Moon. Or Justin Beiber.
 

ZZoMBiE13

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You have to keep reminding yourself the new Spiderman reboot is coming out

I keep desperately trying to forget that the new Spiderman reboot is coming out.

You're the lucky one Bob.
 

Seamus8

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I will probably not be seeing this movie, though I am much more interested in it now than before seeing this review
 

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GamemasterAnthony said:
Okay, question:

What game is that character from at 4:51 in the vid?
He's the villain in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, other than that I can say no more, haven't played it yet, but I know enough about the game to know that

OT: Now THAT is a spoiler, but I probably still won't see it, not enough funds to waste on a movie concept I have little interest in
 

Snake Plissken

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I am still a little torn about the film. I understand that it's Scorcese and everything, but the book is unique.

I hate people who think that film adaptations of their favorite books will ruin everything, but The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a book that is sort of ground breaking as far as children's literature is concerned simply because it's kind of a combination of a traditional book, with large portions of the book consisting solely of pictures that must be "read" in order for one to receive the full context.

While I can't say that people here should or shouldn't go see the movie because
a) I haven't seen it yet and
b) that's Bob's job,
I can say that if everyone here reads the book, they'll be shocked. Even as a teacher, I don't really keep track of the current trends in children's literature, but this book is one-of-a-kind and has an amazing depth of character and story for a kids book. There isn't anything else like it, and probably won't be for a while.
 

Marmooset

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A schizophrenic Scorsese is probably better than 85% of other directors when focused.
 

MonkeyPunch

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Gah! I want to see this movie so I had to stop watching 2 minutes in to this review... but on the other hand I'm guessing he's also going to point out the big negatives of this movie.
Oh well... I will have to experience them on my own and hope to remember to check back here retrospectively.
 

Daaaah Whoosh

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Damnit, Bob, I really want to watch the rest of the video, but now you've got me worried that I'm going to have a mind-blowing turn of events comparable to the plot twist in Bioshock spoiled for me if I go any further.

EDIT: I think I was just ninja'd.
 

brunothepig

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I should dig out that book again. Be interesting to re-read it knowing... What I know now. Actually almost posted the spoiler, hoo boy that would have been awkward. Must be tired.
Anyway, I don't get to see a lot of movies right now, being an hours drive from the nearest cinema, but I'll definitely be checking this out on DVD if I don't get the chance to go see it.
 

Crimson_Dragoon

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Good on you for throwing that spoiler warning up, Bob. The other reviews I've read didn't even try to be secretive about the movie's second half.
 

Discord

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Great review I was really curious about this movie, sadly I didn't heed the Spoiler Warning, oh well I was warned.

Also

at 2:06

Did anyone else see somthing that reminded them of

 

CronoT

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Now that I know what this movie is really about, I'm still not really interested in seeing it. When I saw the trailers, I thought it was a steampunk genre piece. Now that I know it's a love letter to one of the godfathers of modern cinema and film making techniques, it seems a bit more interesting. However, I tend to dislike bait-&-switch films, novels, games, etc.; so I'm still pretty much on the fence.
 

RatRace123

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Wow, did not see that twist coming at all.
Knowing about it now elevates what was otherwise a "meh" movie for me to something I might actually want to check out.
Thanks for the recommendation Bob.