Scorsese's 3D Hugo trailer
Big directors are turning to 3D, and with the news that Martin Scorsese was to adapt a children's novel to the big screen and film it in 3D, I thought we might see something amazing and inventive, kind of like what James Cameron gave us with Avatar (Filmstalker review).
Well I'm half right I'd say, for the trailer for Hugo is visually exciting, but there are those out of place 3D camera flying moments that scream "hey audience, you're not in the film world anymore, you're actually sitting in a cinema watching a 3D film, look...Woooooo!". At the same time, there are some moments that look great and you can imagine will be fantastic in 3D.
I am thinking of the crowd scene with the titles primarily, that looks great and is done really well. It's a complex shot to pull off, but it's Martin Scorsese and here, even though it's 2D and much smaller, it does look like it's going to work well.
It is visually exciting, but there are moments like the guard straining to reach the camera that just have that "look its 3D" feel to it.
3D aside the story does look like it could be a lot of fun, exciting adventure and for the family too. The sets and costumes look great and I was already being pulled into the adventure element.
What I wasn't so sure about was why everything was so blue. Perhaps it was just the transfer of the trailer but I watched it on Apple Trailers, where you would expect they would have managed to get it right.
So a mixed bag, but it's Scorsese directing and stars Chloe Moretz, Emily Mortimer, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Richard Griffiths, and more. That's a great cast.
Here's the blurb for Hugo which tells you much more about the adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret:
Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick's award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese's first film shot in 3D.
Okay, let's skip to the trailer so you can see what I'm talking about and see if you agree. You can also see it in Quicktime high definition over at Apple Trailers.