something that it isn't from their previews and trailers. If I go into
a cinema expecting an action movie, and instead get a drama, I walk
out disappointed even though I probably like dramas. It's like eating
black jellybeans. Aniseed flavor when you're expecting grape is
disgusting, but if I'm eating a strip of licorice and know what to
expect I think it's delightful.
For what appeared to be an action packed family movie from the
trailers/previews I found myself checking my email and Instagram a lot
during the tale of Hugo Cabret. It was most definately a drama, don't
let the picture of the boy hanging from a giant clock fool you.
The story centers around a young child named Hugo. I won't give
anything away, but if you have any recollection of your childhood you
should be able to find elements you can relate to.
I didn't see it in 3D, I don't really like 3D to be honest. So the
actual story and events need to be enough to engage me. I think there
really could have been about another 30 minutes edited out and I would
have enjoyed the film just as much, perhaps more.
I also found that for a movie that derived its title from the name of
the young boy, the plot would have been more focussed on him. But I
kind of felt toward the end that he was almost a secondary character.
I won't say more and give the story away, but jump on wikipedia
afterward and check out the "true story" elements of the film.
So if you like lots of dialogue, and enjoy a familyish type movie,
i.e. no swearing and no vampires, check it out. It goes for two hours
though. I thought it would be too slow for my little kids, but my
teenage girls quite enjoyed it.