Hugo Movie Analysis

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“Only in dreams can men be truly free,” says Robin William, a famous actor. From time immemorial, human never ceased to pursue freedom, but in fact, many impossibilities exist. However, this still cannot stop their aspiration to freedom, in this case, movie come into the world, for from a very large extent, movie satisfied people’s fantasy. Especially when the technique of special effect at present age grow more and more mature these days, human can create any visual effects they want, and even in the past, when the technique has not yet matured, people use simple theatrical properties and cut the films to create special effect. Hugo, a movie that brings people back to the old days, contains a large number of elements that demonstrated people’s…show more content…
These portions of the movie provide the viewers a visual feast. For instance, starting with a tracking shot from the air, the movie opened from Paris’ sky into a train station, and these beautiful sceneries of Paris first attract viewers’ attention. At the same time, the background music full of mysterious color provided infinite imaginary space for the audience. Not only providing imagination, the tight music also foil out the film’s tense atmosphere. Moreover, Asa Butterfield, a young actor who has participated in several excellent movies, does his great job again in this movie. He demonstrated a boy who is obsessed with fixing machines perfectly. For example, when he finally launches the automaton, his face showed a delightful and yearning smile, but after a while, he sees the automaton writing characters that seems meaningless, he became desperate. He jumps into the sofa, and murmured that he failed, and he cannot figure out the message his father gave him. However, his friend Isabelle finds out that the automaton did not stop its work, and continues to draw a picture. Hugo, with his eyes moistened and a twitching voice, said, “It’s not writing.” From this scene, readers can understand his aspiration to fix this robot. In conclusion, Hugo’s music, actors, and settings has brought viewers a wonderful…show more content…
Hugo tried to demonstrate the topic of dreaming and give honor to George Melies, but the unnecessary foreshadowing misleads and blurs the viewers’ eyes. As an illustration, Hugo always claim to seek out the message his father left from the robot, but till the movie ends, nobody figures out the message. With the foreshadowing of the message, audience would associate it with the main plot, but it then leads to rediscover master Melies. Moreover, in foiling up the theme, Hugo does not give out enough support. Viewers can only lead out a conclusion in the end of the movie, when Papa George comes out to give a speech and when the movie shows Melies’ dedication in special effects of movie, —that Hugo salutes to George Melies. In summary, Hugo contains fine filmmaking, but it lacks the topicality in its plot. If the director could cut out some of the dispensable scene, it could have been better in paying tribute to George Melies and his dedication to dream. For kids, Hugo possesses positive contents, but the blurriness of topic makes them not able to recognize the heart of this film. For adults, although they can notice this movie’s theme, the lack of deepness and digging more about George Melies incapacitate it to become a fine

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