This movie is based on the uniquely-formatted book called “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick. The book is told partly with drawings, and the movie’s cinematography mimics the tone of the book in a surprisingly good way. It gives out the magical feeling of a picture book, but at the same time it feels very real.
The characters are clear and well portrayed. They’re fun. All elements of the plot are incorporated seamlessly into the story, which can get confusing at times, but at the end everything ties together.
Four stars, plus a half star from Papyrus for the cinematography.
~Reaving & Papyrus