Will “Hugo” be the next big 3D family movie to hit the big screen? Martin Scorsese hopes so.
Scorsese, whose resume is impressive, but never considered family-friendly, has ventured into new territory with “Hugo,” based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.”
I’m sure Scorsese will take some heat for tackling a kids movie, but honestly, this looks like a fun adventure that my kids would love.
Also? No talking chihuahuas, apes, chipmunks or other animals, which is a bonus to those parents who have had to sit through some of that tiresome schlock.
Hugo also boasts a fabulous cast – Chloe Moretz, who is always fantastic, as well as Sacha Baron Cohen, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Helen McCrory, Jude Law, and Ray Winstone – making for a lineup worth watching. Hugo Cabret is played by Asa Butterfield, and he seems quite adorable.
Hugo is an orphan who lives in the wall of a train station in Paris – from the looks of the trailer, there is mystery and adventure aplenty, which usually translates well to 3D. Moretz sums it up in the trailer: “It’s Neverland and Oz and Treasure Island all wrapped into one.”
Scorsese co-produces “Hugo” with Johnny Depp, Graham King and Tim Headington. Anything with Johnny Depp’s name on it is definitely worth a look, in my book.
Hugo will be in theaters on November 23. Is it something you’d take your kids to?