My favorite part about quarantine is watching movies with my dad, and “Hugo” has taken the role of my favorite quarantine watch by far. “Hugo” is a movie about a boy named Hugo Cabret who is recently orphaned and living in a train station after his father died and his uncle abandoned him. The movie is based around the boy trying to solve a mystery about his father and a small, broken robot while avoiding the police so he is not taken to an orphanage.
This movie is trilling and heartwarming as Hugo solves the mystery, while meeting his new best friend along the way. The movie was based on the book, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick. The movie was very popular as it was nominated for 11 Oscars, and I believe that they are very well deserved.
The movie is quite long at 2 hours and 9 minutes, but it is hard to look away in fear you will miss something important. It’s the type of movie that you can’t have a bathroom break during without pausing it because you will surely come back confused because of how quickly everything happens.
I loved how the movie focused on a little bit more than just Hugo and what he is trying to do. There are scenes about the police officer who works at the train station and how he is trying to impress the lady who works at the Flower Shop but keeps embarrassing himself in front of her.
The director, Martin Scorsese, took a book with an amazing concept, that being that the book is made up of a majority of pictures, and really brought it to life. There is so much complexity in this movie. Hugo is seen to just be the homeless thief at the train station, and the police officer is just the guy trying to get him, but Hugo is not stealing for no reason. He is stealing to try to bring back a part of his dad. There is something unique about every character in this movie and that really helps it feel more real.
I would give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. I can’t say anything I dislike about it even if I tried. I have been and will continue to be one of my favorite movies for the foreseeable future.