CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,
CinemaDave
cinemadave

"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.
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