Sometimes there's just no words to describe this kind of movie. It's what I call A Movie. It unwraps, in a beautiful, gentle yet dramatic manner, the very essence of life that links all of us.
Looking at the trailer, you wouldn't guess that this movie is about movies. Movies in the beginning - motion pictures, if you will. You can say this is also a must-watch for movie aficionados.
Highlights in this movie, aside from the great storyline (based on "not exactly a novel, and it’s not quite a picture book, and it’s not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things": The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007) by Brian Selznick, American), is eyes-and-ears spoiling visuals and soundtrack. Sure enough, for those, it won 5 Oscars and then nominated for some more. My mom also mentioned that an article said there were splendid hard work behind the intricate details of all the clogs and machineries in the setting.
Meet the charismatic Asa Butterfield, who as Hugo Cabret, managed to grab my heart - and charming Chloë Grace Moretz as Isabelle, one of my favourite actress. Together they succeeded in creating an innocent, working chemistry as the plot chugs along and secrets are unlocked.
One of the things that I can really connect to is how the whole experience of watching a movie reminds Hugo of the special moments with his family. And how books, really, are the source of basically everything.
P.S. If you like this movie, you'll also like: Real Steel (2011).
"This is my only chance.