Friday, December 02, 2011

Escape to the Movies: "Hugo"

I liked it.

"Intermission" is about movies mimicking movies.


genguidanos said...

He male alright. I've checked.

Anubis C. Soundwave said...

Actually, it's more like one of Square Enix's standard character designs for the past 7-10 years. Keep up, MovieBob. :)

~ acsound

O.T said...

As nice to know it works just well enough to watch, I dont feel like leaving my chair and hence, Skyrim.

The clothing, not the Androgony. I dont recall any FF character that looked like that.

Daniel R said...

Great Review. It helped me see the film in a different light. Very, very fine analysis.

That being said... I'm sorry Bob, nothing anyone says will make this film any less in my eyes. I see and acknowledge each and every single flaw you mentioned but... you know how sometimes a film just cliques. From the second the screen lit up I was fully enthralled in the experience. Maybe its the fact that I was equally fascinated by both subplots so the film's two 'parts' didn't contrast as much as they did for you. Maybe the surprisingly amazing use of 3D won me over. Or maybe I'm just now entering the "Nostalgic, Wide- Eyed, and Idealistic" phase of my teenage years which might have helped the film. Whatever it may be, I left the theater with an ear to ear grin. To be frank, I wouldn't hesitate to call this my second favorite Scorsese film right behind GoodFellas. I loved it.

You're analysis did get me thinking about the experience in a different way and I'll be sure to keep it in mind when I go watch it for a second time.

Slightly Tangential Topic;
It never occurred to me before. Is it just me or is Sacha Baron Cohen a dead ringer for a live action Luigi.

MobiusOne said...

Wait wtf, that's not Donnie Yen. What is this knock off movie ad before the review??