"Hugo" should have kept "Invention" in the title - CinemaDave
Nov. 26th, 2011 12:24 pm "Hugo" should have kept "Invention" in the title
There is no denying the financial juggernaut know as **Twilight Breaking Dawn Part I,** which is now owns the 5th largest box office gross of 2011. While this **Twilight** film is as limply directed as the previous motion picture, the story does fulfill fan's expectations about Bella Swan, Vampire Edward and Wolf boy Jacob with a good cliffhanger ending for **Breaking Dawn Part II.**
One of the sad casualties of this vampire monster box office was Martin Scorese's **Hugo,** based upon Brian Selznick's award winning book, **The Invention of Hugo Cabret.** Hugo (Asa Butterfield) is an orphan who lives in a Paris train station who is pursued by a bumbling security guard (Sacha Baron Cohan) for annoying a man named George (Ben Kinglsey).
What starts off as a standard Juvenile Fiction novel that is required reading for public school students, **Hugo** becomes a mystery about cinematic history. Given Selznick's ancestry (his cousin David produced **Gone with the Wind**) and the appearance of Sir Christopher Lee as a book salesman, **Hugo** is a film that will be discussed in academic circles long after the stars of **Twilight** retire to the old actor's home.