Sunday, April 15, 2012


Nobody told me this movie had a lot to do with historic French director, George Melieswho directed 1904's An Impossible Voyage and created special effects we still use today. (An Impossible Voyage was also the premise for "The Smashing Pumpkins" award winning video Tonight, Tonight.)

The movie was adorable, and perfect for families, and starred the boy who will play Ender Wiggin in Ender's Game. I know a lot of you are thinking, "What the heck is Ender's Game? Who cares?" But you will be singing a different tune soon. Go read the book before the preview comes out, quick!

Hugo reminds us that we each have a purpose, and in order to be happy we need to do what we are meant to do, and that we will have an easier time knowing our purpose if we know something about our ancestors. Yet the movie also encourages us to dream and to hope, and even the villain is awarded a happy ending.


  1. Its very French. Although there's nothing in it to offend children I don't consider it a kid's movie since it would be very boring for most kids under 14.