Martin Scorsese’s first foray into 3-D filmmaking is audacious, reverential and visually astonishing. As a cinematic experience, it is miles ahead of anything that’s been released since “Avatar,” and it improves on that innovative 3-D film in several key ways. Scorsese has made a dream of a movie, combining the latest technology and his lifetime of experience in motion pictures to make a film that celebrates the life and contribution of one of the art’s most inventive practitioners.
George Melie, this turn-of-the-century film maker, is a very important part of Martin Scorsese’s movie Hugo, you could even argue that this entire movie is Scorsese’s love letter to Méliès. Hidden inside Hugo are loads of real-life facts about the grandfather of science fiction