January 30, 2012
Nice visuals, but.....
Yes, the visuals were nice. In some cases, quite nice.
Be prepared, however, to sit through some tedious and altogether pep-less stretches that could have been left on the cutting room floor without detracting from the story line. (I know--you can say this about so many movies.) It would have been easy to find at least 10-12 minutes of such material, and probably more. My girlfriend insisted that she could cut the thing by 30 minutes. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but you get the point.
Most importantly, even though "Hugo" is positioned as a family movie, my strong advice is not to take kids under the age of, say, 12, as they will be only too eager to demonstrate their boredom and make your life as miserable as theirs, at least during the duration of the film.
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