“Hugo” begins with breathtaking 3D animation bringing the audience into director Martin Scorsese’s Parisian world. But as the story begins to unfold, the audience begins to realize the film is all glitter.
The film, unfortunately, bogs down so much all the beautiful artwork in the world couldn’t make it interesting for the viewer. And by mid-film the audience is completely lost.
Not helping are overly subdued performances by Ben Kingsly, Sacha Baron Cohen and especially Asa Butterfield, who seemed to be sleep walking through every scene.
I think audiences will enjoy the scenery of the film more than the performances or the plot, which is why “Hugo” gets a C.
It’s rated PG