Hugo is an absolute masterpiece of a movie, a story that keeps you delightfully entertained throughout the entire two hour duration of the film. We were completely enchanted with this story told of an orphan boy named Hugo who dwelled in the secret walls of a Paris train station during the 1930‘s. It has everything a good movie should have: mystery, adventure, humor, fear, hope, and compassion–all easily understood by any age.
We loved submerging in the interlaced workings of the clock tower‘s gears, hiding along with little Hugo, rooting him on as he worked at surviving and solving his own intricacies of life. His soul-urge was to repair a broken automated machine, shaped like a boy, that was left by his late father, a clockmaker. Hugo knew his father had planted a secret message for him in the cryptic automated robot and was not going to let anything prevent him from discovering what it was. We think anyone who watches this film will appreciate Hugo’s steadfast perseverance to unravel the perplexities of trials bestowed upon him. In the end, the universe was on Hugo’s side and all the puzzles of his fate were “fixed” together in a beautiful picture that he primarily orchestrated himself. Our favorite quote of the film was when Hugo states: “life is like a machine, there is no unnecessary parts, every part has a purpose just like in a clock; therefore, I have a purpose and so do you in this life.” If you haven’t seen Hugo we would definitely recommend watching it–hope you will enjoy it as much as we did! Check the times at Harkins Scottsdale Shea theatre here and the trailer after the jump: