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THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET has been reinvented into Scorsese's HUGO trailer...

Hey folks, Harry here...   With Martin Scorsese's first kid adventure film & his first foray into 3D.   Scorsese is one of our master filmmakers and I'm wildly curious about this film for him.  Personally I'm not quite feeling it yet.   The music isn't quite giving me that magical tingle that the right music might, but I do like what I see quite a bit.  I also feel that shortening the title makes the film less magical than THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET, which instantaneously makes me curious to know more about, ya know, the invention what Hugo Cabret made.   Right?  Right.   Can't wait to see what Scorsese has for us...

Behold the Clockwork Precision of Scorsese's HUGO

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  • July 14, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST



    behold Scorsese's HUGO trailer!

  • July 14, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    thirsty firsty???

    by Turd Furgeson

  • July 14, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    The THING trailer looks great.

    by Turd Furgeson

    I'm done here.

  • July 14, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    The problem with old man Martin Scorsese is...

    by IAmTommyWiseau

    ...exactly that. He's an old man now. He doesn't have the energy and drive of younger directors, and he really should consider retiring. He's done his time and we're thankful for the great movies that he gave to us but it's turning into a situation akin to where you watch some old guy dancing at a Wedding. Cringey.

  • July 14, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to Harmony Korine's first kid adventure movie, too.

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • July 14, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by melonman

    Snatches of technical genius interspersed with cringe-makingly crass chunks. Because kids just love those Jude Law and Ben Kingsley cameos. And Cohen doing 3D grabs to the camera. They literally manage to suck the oxygen out of any air Chloe Moretz can breathe into it. This film is dying on it's feet.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:02 p.m. CST

    How about two more minutes of...

    by jimmy_009

    ...Sasha Baron Cohen running. Yeah, not a good trailer. Looks about as dull as Tin Tin. And what's with that music!??!

  • July 14, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    I like the look of the stage productions

    by Ben_Richards_Bomb_Collar

    The ones that look like something from GoNY. The rest right now looks...slightly generic. I love, love, love Scorsese, but this trailer isn't doing much for me, but that might be the studio's fault and not Marty. A lot of his signature energy comes from the editing process anyway. Oh, and Marty is no creepy old man and still has more talent/energy than 87% of Hollywood directors nowadays (a very scientific number, I know).

  • July 14, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    by pat p.

    Martin Scorsese makes a warm and fuzzy holiday movie....this is the the 1st sign that the Apocalypse is coming.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I could have done with the cake gag or the title change, but...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...this looks like it's in good hands.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I'll see it

    by peopleintrees

    But the music used for the trailer was shit. I hope there's no soundtrack for the movie but rather an original score.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Just make the irishman

    by capovin2012


  • July 14, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Yes! Yes! MOARR!!

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    Another trailer to shit all over! YES! Feed the hate machine! Mwwhahahhahahaaa!!

  • July 14, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Is this 2 hours of Sascha Baron Cohen chasing kids?

    by oogles

    that's all I got from this trailer. I can't wait to hear him babble on and on promoting this. I feel like the music was a shitty attempt at recreating the Where The Wild Things Are/Arcade Fire trailer.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Scorsese has earned my "benefit of the doubt"

    by Mel

  • July 14, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Looks like Harry Potter


  • July 14, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    and Golden Compass but with a boy


  • July 14, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Coming Soon: Kubrick's lost masterpiece, NODDY & BIG EARS

    by No Respectable Gentleman

    Get back to the streets of NY and sniff the sidewalk, Marty.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

  • July 14, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    dark knight rises trailer

    by macheesmo3

  • July 14, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Shocker. TBs are bashing Scorsese now...

    by Jay

    Seriously. Scorsese, the guy who made Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and King Of Comedy within the span of ten years is now branching out yet again. And yet you assholes have the balls to complain? No wonder you guys say 'originality' is lacking. You don't allow any to take place.

  • July 14, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I smell a stinker...

    by JethroBodine

    I smell a stinker and it's name is HUGO

  • July 14, 2011, 7 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    Is it really that big a surprise? The Talkbacks aren't here to talk about's a competition to prove your superiority by shitting on everything with as much vitriol or smugness as possible. The more people that like the thing you're shitting on, the more awesome you must be. Scorcese had it coming! He's of too high quality to skate by unscathed any longer!!

  • July 14, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Well that actually looks surprisingly decent.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Got a bit of a Robert Zemeckis/Jean Pierre-Juenet/Alfonso Cuaron vibe from the camera work. I still have the lurking feeling that this film will finally expose Scorsese for the two-trick pony he's always been though. Now, he's got cinematographer Robert Richardson going in his favor, and that man is simply the best to ever do the darn thing. So you knew it was never going to LOOK anything other than steller. Even on the inferior aesthetics of digital (counterfeit) cinema. And I like Scorsese just fine, but he's vastly overestimated. He can do a couple of types of movies pretty well and on occasion even contribute a legit masterpiece to those genres, but I've strong reservations as to whether he's nearly resourceful or versatile enough to pull this one off with any conviction. I mean the guy can barely pull together a movie without first person narration or with a composed musical score. He's hardley the master of masters, contrary to popular belief. Sorry Scorsese worshipers, just call 'em how I see 'em. And what's up with the Jared Leto music? It didn't seem to help stir up any business for Legend Of The Gardians, why reuse it again on a Scorsese picture of all things? Doesn't matter, I'll be there openig day regardless. Hope Scorsese pulls it off.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    headshots and blowjobs...

    by driftwood

    that's scorsese all about.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    headshots and blowjobs...

    by driftwood

    that's scorsese all about.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    So Scorsese is trying to become the next Chris Columbis now?

    by The_Genteel_Gentile


  • July 14, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    THIS is from the man who directed Taxi Driver. Wow. Just wow.

    by Ricardo

    At what point in this film does Joe Pesci comes in with a bat? "You muthafucka you!"

  • July 14, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    god damned jared leto song

    by Kammich

    puts a bad taste in my mouth, but that is an otherwise whimsical trailer. really kind of astonishing to know that its coming from Scorsese. I love seeing talented directors tackle subject matter outside of their comfort zone, and this definitely seems like one of those instances. yes, the canned 3D shots and the repeated use of Sacha Baron Cohen's schtick were a little eye-roll-worthy, but you can blame that on the trailer editing. I'd be willing to bet the farm that Scorsese delivers one hell of an adventure film here. I know I'll be taking my 4 year old nephew to see it. "hey Trey, you know that Hugo movie you loved so much? wanna see another movie by the man who made that? its called Mean Streets!"

  • July 14, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    thanks for the link to the TDKR teaser. practically no new footage, and the Gordon/Wayne conversation is pretty nonsensical without context... ...but I have to admit, that quick flash of Bane squaring up face-to-face with Batman made me want to do a fist pump.

  • July 14, 2011, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I just want ONE more hard-R mob film with DeNiro and Pesci

    by Ricardo

    And THEN you can go on the Zemeckis/Spielberg route of silly 3D family films. I wonder what Steven Prince thinks of this film, Marty...

  • True. Glad he's dead.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Scorsese shot a 3D family holiday film? Really????

    by Orbots Commander

    (Checks outside window for rain of locusts and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse). What's next, Brian De Palma's 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Scorcese's the man and this will probably be awesome

    by Sardonic

    But that trailer was very generic looking.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    by moviemanic91

    I love some emo music with my Scorcese.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    NOT impressed

    by D.Vader

    Honestly I expected more from Scorsese and his first foray into 3D. Granted, the trailer isn't in 3D, but it certainly didn't look like it would be great in 3D either (conversely, the Pirates 4 trailer looked like fantastic 3D). I'll blame the marketing department on using crappy music and cutting together a crappy trailer. But it looked like another bland family film with lame jokes as opposed to something truly magical, which is what I'd expect from someone of Scorsese's caliber.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    For a minute I forgot this was Scorsese

    by sunwukong86

  • But I thought this trailer was not befitting of Scorsese. Looked like every other family film out there. IF his name wasn't attached, can you honestly say you thought this looked good? Was there any interesting cinematography? Some creative camerawork? Anything you could latch on to to separate it from your typical family flick?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I like Marty

    by ManInTheMembersOnlyJacket

    And I'll probably see this...but I'm extremely hesitant. Still, this is only a trailer. Staying positive. Honestly, though, what the fuck? 30 Seconds to Fucking Mars?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Before anybody talks about how shitty this looks

    by BlaGyver

    Ask yourself (especially if you have kids), would you rather have kids rushing to see this or The Zookeeper?

  • July 14, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by Tank Williams

    Reminds me of Oliver Twist. And to be honest anyone could have made this movie really, so why Marty? Personally I think it's a waste of his talents... I'm sure the film is fine and dandy, I just don't feel it's right for him. I know he's just playing the field, which is good, but come on, I'm almost embarrassed for him watching that trailer.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Apparently the fewer words in a title these days the better...

    by Ed Cetera

  • July 14, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    The Melies re-creations look spectacular...

    by Ed Cetera

    I just hope the 3D isn't half-assed.

  • July 14, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    orbots commander

    by Timothy_Olyphants_Oliphaunt

    Actually, what's next is Rob Zombie's "The Care Bears".

  • July 14, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    That was weird --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- to see Scorsese's name presented in such a "family block-buster" manner. Disappointing yes, but that was just a poorly done trailer all around. Of course I'm still going to see it.

  • It'll be interesting to see what a dedicated cinephile like Scorsese does with this.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Holy shit, Scorsese made this??

    by kafka07

    It looks great!

  • July 14, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    As weird as seeing Spielberg tackle a gangster movie...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    Yup. Still, it has one thing going for it - it isn't a remake/reboot/sequel/prequel. Scorsese badly needs to team up with DeNiro again. We need one more violent mafia flick with the Bobby/Pesci/Marty triumvirate to round out a great pseudo-trilogy.

  • Every frame looks impeccable, though, and it'll be interesting and fun--yes, fun-- to see Scorsese apply his kinetic style to a madcap adventure for kids. Frankly, I don't know why so many people are pissed off by it. Did you expect the kids to start telling each other to go fuck their mother?

  • July 14, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Talkbacker logic

    by D Ropaela

    If Scorsese had made another gangster film, most of you would be bitching that Scorsese made another gangster film. Okay, so it's a bit generic, this trailer, but if you don't think Scorsese is going to bring his usual inventiveness and passion to this project, you've checked out. I mean, what else does the guy have to prove? Let him branch out a bit. And if he makes a mint doing it, so fucking what?

  • July 14, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Does the little kid in this...

    by Orbots Commander

    ....go Joe Pesci all over Cohen, squeezing his head in a vise until his eye pops out? In 3-D! The kids should love that one, I tell ya'!

  • July 14, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    It actually looks quite Spielbergian.

    by D Ropaela

  • July 14, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The 3D will be great

    by lensproject

    Scorsese knows what lenses you need to put people in the right space. Technicals look damn good. Story I'm not so sure about.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Martin Scorsese's Toys...?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    It's probably just typically bad trailer editing/choice of music, but I got a disturbing whiff of Barry Levinson's Toys from that trailer. And where's Leo DiCaprio...?!

  • July 14, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Has Scorsese lost his balls, or what?

    by Jerry Piper

    Is he going Speilberg on us?

  • July 14, 2011, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I think...


    this trailer... is poorly edited. Or the movie sucks. Or its just o.k.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    The Haters.

    by pr0g2west

    Is Scorcese old...yes. Are his creative juices not what they once were in his prime? Probably. BUT...this is Scorcese we are talking about. He has more experience making movies than half of the directors working today. And GIVE the man props for attempting something different for once. Ill be all over this movie when it comes out. Risky yes...but one must take risks in order to create something truly magical. And by the way, I hate people you think they have to judge a movie based on its trailer. People here saying it looks bland and uneventful. Well for fuck sake does every movie that ever comes out have to be full of super heros and explosions and comic one-liners? Im sick of hearing the word "BLAND" to describe trailers these days! When I go to the theatre every trailer is full of razzle-dazzle bull shit...This Hugo trailer is acually a breath of fresh air. You all say shit looks bland...but when Transformers trailers comes out everybody jizzes in their pants, then they go see the movie and its the biggest let-down of the decade. I say let trailers be bland, that way when you go to see the movie its acually interesting and not what you were expecting! Ahh...theres an idea. I realize im talking to comic book fans here, but seriously, grow up and enjoy films for what they are. Marty only has a handful of films left in him...and when he leaves this earth you will all be crying and wondering why there are no good film makers anymore. Anyway, having said all that...The last film he did with the insane asylum? cant remember the name of it. Wasn't that good. However I didnt judge it based on the fucking trailer.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    iamtommywiseau = moron. Maybe YOU should retire from talkbacks.

    by Executor

    Scorcese should retire? Such a fucking troll you are. Not only did he make a pretty great movie a few years ago called the Departed, he's also involved in (and directed) Boardwalk Empire, one of the best TV shows to come out in recent years. He is more relevant in his field than you are here. You retire now. Thank you.

  • July 14, 2011, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Why the shortening of titles?

    by Executor

    This one, John Carter of Mars (even though posters and logo still have a JC over an M...we can't confuse audiences with the word "Mars".) If Rowling's books were made now instead of 10 years ago they'd just be called "Harry!"

  • July 14, 2011, 10 p.m. CST

    First Spielberg with TINTIN, Now Scorsese with this...

    by Dursman2000

    I'm sure I'll be branded a "hater" but let's be real: this film looks like utter shit. Spielberg and Scorsese's work have both become scattershot in the last 10 years (especially Spielberg's) but it's safe to say neither of them are operating on the level they used to be. This film looks so freaking bad: and it's in 3-D too! Sasha Baron Cohen doing slapstick, all on claustrophobic sets. Awful.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:03 p.m. CST

    the kiddie market

    by professorjack

    So here we are. As these fanboys refuse to grow up and support movies for 10 year olds...transformers, pirates of the carribean, muppets, superheros, pixar, harry potter..the only way hollywood feels like they can make movie is by making kid films. All the great directors now will only make kid films. its where we are at

  • July 14, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Scorsese is the master

    by double_l88

    This will be good, b/c of him. Great trailer.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit

    Wow! It's amazing that grey matter can still formulate such naiveté simpleton thoughts. You're such a cute little pup. Ya little Young'un.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    The Hate Wave.

    by blackwood

    It does seem especially wet around here these days. I will always, always give Spielberg and Scorsese the benefit of the doubt. Neither this nor TIN TIN looks all that appealing first blush. But regardless of whether or not it lives up to the best they have done, I will always want to see what they do next. And Scorsese doing a 'family' film is interesting, more interesting than another mob movie.

  • July 14, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Looks promising

    by Bibliographer

    The book was original and awesome, but this looks like Scorcese may have made it his own. Yeah, it's a story for cinephiles and more layered than the trailer let's on. But there's reason to be hopeful here. Assuming it's okay to wait and see ...

  • July 14, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Owls of Ga'hoole?

    by viks

    Same music, must be the same movie.

  • July 14, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I really like this trailer...

    by The Cookin Bachelor

    ...Scorcese has gotten stale, but talent is energy. It cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change forms. Why are we so excited with every new Quentin Tarantino project announcement? Because he does the smart thing and always seems to tackle a fresh genre. For so many years, Scorcese was all gangster picture/dramatic historical-bio-pi. A king at it. But if you keep screwing the same thing over and over, it is eventually going to strip. I think the fact that this is so very removed from his comfortable repertoire makes it exciting. It looks genuine, inspired, and full of honest fun. Scorcese has more than earned his sandbox; let him play in it. We might all be pleasantly surprised instead of modestly entertained.


  • July 14, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by CreepyThinMan

  • July 14, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    The thing about it is...

    by Lobanhaki2

    ...the most boring thing in the world is to say something positive. What else can you say, but, I think this looks rather magnificent, or "I like it?" Praising Spielberg and Scorsese, however much they deserve it, will impress everybody. No, if you want to show people you're really hardcore, you shit on them. In fact you have to shit on everything that looks even remotely good. However, not shitting on stuff that has the right sort of teenage "Fuck You" sort of attitude attached will get you some crediblity, even if the stuff involved is a royal piece of crap when it comes down to it. Me? I believe that if you don't see the movie, you don't really have an opinion about it. You just have an opinion about the marketing. The marketing, though, is no guarantee of a good film. In fact, there is no such thing as such a guarantee. Every time you sit in front of a television, movie screen or whatever with something new, you take a risk that you'll be disappointed. Well, it's inevitable, so you might as well not be cynical because being cynical only means you're not going to enjoy yourself, or notice half the things you ought to notice.

  • July 15, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    sooo--i guess they wanna make some money?

    by oonagimaki

    nothing sells like a kiddie flick --- and the think tank that put Scorsese together with John Logan AND a kiddie flick? I think Scorsese might score his biggest grosser yet. I do NOT want to see this movie but.

  • July 15, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    this will either be great or utter shit

    by jsfithaca

    but scorseses not getting worse. dpearted and shutter island were fucking great and i enjoyed the hell out of gangs of new york. and after 1 season boardwalk empires some of the best tv ive ever seen. hopefully hell get on to making the irishman and wolf of wall street once hes done with this

  • July 15, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST

    ok...comment on AICN

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I've never really noticed/commented on the level of fucking asshole cynicism on this site until now...and don't get me as fucking cynical as you want when it comes to movies...but when the 6th comment on a new Scorsese movie is How about two more minutes of... by jimmy_009 ...Sasha Baron Cohen running. Yeah, not a good trailer. Looks about as dull as Tin Tin. And what's with that music!??! you fucking kidding me?? anyone who makes that comment hates movies...literally despises least anything other than CGI extravaganzas...because someone who writes that comment doesn't like Spielberg or Scorsese...doesn't understand any complexity in film...and is a complete and total asshole...fuck sake

  • July 15, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    and lenny nero

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    what cake gag?? did you see him fall into the cake?? that's called editing bro...kid could be laughing at something else

  • July 15, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    ugh...after reading most...

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I guess I'm alone in giving Martin Scorsese the benefit of the doubt...actually not even the benefit of the doubt because this trailer makes Hugo look fantastic...I can understand reservations about most things...but there is literally nothing in this trailer that leads me to believe this will be a bad movie...but I guess bitching about the choice of pop song for the trailer means the movie will suck...btw...the song works assholes

  • July 15, 2011, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Chloe Moretz

    by NedNederlander

    WTF. that kid is doing an amazing British accent, i'm so impressed. Also, i'm glad scorsese has done this, great to see directors stray from their safe-zone.

  • July 15, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Scorsese gets a lifetime pass.

    by fustfick

    Watching the next Scorsese movie is an absolute must. There's not many directors I can say the same for. Plus, I can take the kids. Win-win. I cannot defend the music in the trailer, however. Because it is shit. Is it really Jared Leto? How do you guys know that?

  • July 15, 2011, 3:26 a.m. CST

    The trailer was bad, but my optimism for the film...

    by Agent_Snake_Mcready

    Remains. “Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore”, and, “Taxi Driver”, proved that Scorsese can get amazing performances out of child actors. The art direction is a little lighter than I had hoped. I would have appreciated a more David Lean, “Oliver Twist”, sense of foreboding to the cinematography.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Bag of shite! This trailer is boring as fuck!

    by tazzzer

    Jesus somebody kill the fucker that put this god awful boring trailer together I mean jeez the most exciting moments of this movie are a kid running through a train station with a bloke running into a cake? Really? Fuck me! Bag of shite!

  • July 15, 2011, 3:34 a.m. CST

    But... nobody got whacked!?

    by BenBraddock

    Guess they don't put that in the trailer though...

  • July 15, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    terrible trailer

    by Winston Smith

    But the movie could be great, though I'll admit if Scorsese wasn't attached, I wouldn't even think twice about this movie. And, if Mr. Poppers Penguins said, A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE, I would have been curious... Scorsese is always pushing himself, no other director that I can think of has such range. I mean, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy, Kundun, Bringing Out the Dead, Shutter Island, Goodfellas, The Departed, The Last Temptation of Christ, Raging Bull, etc. etc. Who else has that range, who else? Maybe the Coen Bros. Even Spielberg doesn't touch it. It's just incredible. He's my favorite living director, along with the Coens.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:50 a.m. CST

    wtf? Epic fail of a trailer. Hollow and utterly unappealing.

    by HarryBlackPotter

  • July 15, 2011, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Lest we forget

    by jasper Stillwell

    Scorcese just wants hits these days. Hence the Leonardo obsession. If anyone deserves a free pass then it's Marty but this looks just like more pension fund material. Cohen looks like Arthur Bostrom in this...not a good sign.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Depsite the music it still looks brilliant

    by zapano

    Kids films? Scorsese never fails to impress me

  • July 15, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    30 seconds to fucking mars

    by i_got_worms

    What complete tool decided it would be a good idea to use them. Trailer looks like Marty is channeling Jean Pierre Jeunet. But it's got that crappy festive flick feel to it - like it's yelling at you how MAGICAL it all is, and how we should be BLOWN AWAY by the WONDER of it all... but it all just seems a bit naff. If that makes sense.

  • July 15, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I really wish they had kept the full title of the book..

    by Clavius

    But otherwise, I'm looking forward to seeing this in a big way! In regard to the actor who plays the title character, was he an unaltered clone that Elijah Wood wanted to raise himself? Sheesh!

  • July 15, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    The cinematography and sets look nice.

    by Randy

    The two kids seem like damn fine actors, we know that Chloe is the best kid actor out there right now. I just think the trailers fails do to a bad song and editing, the film itself doesn't look like a bad movie at all. They should have cut this more like the Benjamin Button teaser trailer.

  • This trailer makes it seem really trying hard in a bad Speilberg's "Hook" meets "The Never-ending Story". It really looks horrible based on this trailer. I'd NEVER see it if it weren't Scorsese. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt just based on him, but god this trailer is crap.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I'm ignoring the editing of this trailer

    by mullymt

    This thing looks beautiful. I can't wait.

  • July 15, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    HUGO: The Hurley Reyes Story

    by Nasty In The Pasty


  • July 15, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    I hate one word, character-name titles

    by Beezbo

    I understand we all have shorter and shorter attention spans (wait, what was I talking about?), but come on. And "Thor" should have been "The Mighty Thor".

  • July 15, 2011, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Now that was a boring trailer

    by tomimt

    The movie looks good, but that trailer just didin't work at any level. Maybe they are afraid of Scorseses rep and tried too hard to make it as kid friendly as possible.

  • July 15, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    A comedy adventure with Sacha Cohen?

    by 2soon2eat

    Ok, they want to pull a profit, I get that. Still *blech*! Really nukes the tone of the original book.

  • July 15, 2011, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Hugo vs Bruno

    by Shaner Jedi


  • July 15, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure what to say or think about this...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    on the one hand it's an effective trailer. on the other, it kind of saddens me that the man who made Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, two masterpieces of the 70s (yes, i know Bull was released in 1980) is now making holiday kiddie fare. But you could argue that he's merely exploring another genre, like he did with Age of Innocence and Cape Fear.

  • July 15, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    This is how to mess up adaptations of childrens books

    by 2soon2eat

    Bill Murray in City of Ember = FAIL Jim Carrey in A series of Unfortunate Events = FAIL Sacha Cohen in The Invention of Hugo Cabret = FAIL Stop turning these books into "Home Alone" clones.

  • July 15, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Borat and saccharin Spielbergianism?

    by justmyluck

    Count me out.

  • July 15, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    To executor & iamtommywiseau

    by captaincosmos

    Executor -- Well said, my friend. Although I would add "Shutter Island" to the list of recent, respectable Scorsese films. Not a perfect movie, but an effective, interesting atmosphere piece, that did a good job adapting the source material. Also, head and shoulders above 90% of the shite that's out in theaters. iamtommywiseau -- Executor's right -- you're such a fucking troll. Go spend your hard-earned paper route money on seeing Transformers 3 for the tenth time, shut the fuck up, and let the adults discuss actual films.

  • July 15, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    I might check this out because of the steampunk vibe, and Chloe Moretz...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    ...But the trailer implies that this may be a slow-moving picture. Most of the movie seems to take place on a huge sound stage set (the train station) with secondary sets as the underground/steamworks infrastructure parts of the station. Nothing wrong with this, and it could be cool, but if this movie's runtime is 100 minutes or more, I sense boredom and tediousness watching the boy and Chloe evade Sacha and him and the doberman prat-falling (then cut to reaction shot of boy and Chloe giggling). And there may not be enough steampunky fun (compared with the Guy Ritchie Sherlock movies), beyond set design and props, to tide things over. I hope I am pleasantly surprised and wrong -- that this will be a tight-running 90 minutes that gets to the good stuff and keeps the pacing going. Also, is Chloe supposed to a French girl, or English? Somebody above "complimented" her on her "English" accent, which I assume is sarcasm?

  • July 15, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    They better fucking fix the title

    by flax

    Even if they release it under the name 'Hugo', they should bring out a special Blu-ray edition with the real title, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret', on the box. And edit the title sequence of the film to reflect this. That way we can always pretend that the executives decided not to treat us as morons and actually released the film under its proper title and. They should do the same for John Carter. It's actually not that far-fetched; they went back and changed Pitch Black to 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black'. That change was a bad one, driven by name recognition, but it shows that film names can be changed. Perhaps, one day, they will be changed for the better.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Ugh! 30 Seconds to Tards

    by MaxTheSilent

    They better not have any of that shouty, tuneless drivel in the movie or I'll blow my fucking brains out in the theatre.

  • July 15, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Talkback is going rather easy on this


    - Bad music. Check. - Uninteresting trailer with a 'scene' where a bad guy falls into a cake and kid laughs. - Shortened title to make sure people don't have to read more than one word. - 3D with obvious scenes in trailer made just for it. - Looks like shit. === Well, it is Scorsese so nevermind.

  • July 15, 2011, 7:59 p.m. CST

    The Confabulous Fabtraption of Dr. Horatio Hufnagel...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Test marketing probably determined that American audiences find quirky eccentric sounding titles like this as a turn-off (and confusing). (e.g. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium). Also, we Americans probably think "cabaret" when seeing the name "Cabret" which further confused things and gave off the wrong impression as to what this movie is. "Cabaret" = vaudeville or Parisan song-and-dance (the impression that the public may have).

  • It's gold, Jerry. Gold.

  • July 15, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Title Fail!

    by the_box_drone

    Between this and "John Carter" one has to wonder: is there a degenerative brain disease making the rounds among Hollywood's marketing folks? - Other than that, it looks pretty cool. Kind of steampunk.

  • July 16, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Yeah, the most interesting thing about the trailer...

    by HoichiTheEarless

    ... is Scorcese's name being attached. But it's such a departure for him that I can't help but be curious. As for the trailer, usually trailers for kids films are not that interesting because they are targeting kids and their parents. You have to assume there's something that appealed to Scorcese about the story that isn't expressed in the trailer. The film could be a failure but I'm genuinely curious and interested how it might turn out.

  • Ok, oversimplified on purpose. I can judge a trailer, but I can't judge a film soley on the trailer. I can only predict. I think it will be quite good. Keeping my eye on this one.

  • July 16, 2011, 3:31 a.m. CST

    This looks like it will be Scorcese's equivalent to "Hook".

    by little_lebowski

  • That's what concerns me the most -- that there could be lots of eye-rolling moments. If I read that the runtime of this is short (less than 100 minutes -- closer toward 90, minus credits) then I will take that as a good sign. Kids films shouldn't need to run so damn long (yeah, yeah, these Harry Potter flicks I know they run long... but should they have, really?).

  • July 16, 2011, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Still better than Tintin.

    by ReportAbuse

    At least it's real people. Even if it is British sounding people in Paris.

  • July 16, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I'm Sorry, This Looks REALLY Bad

    by NeonFrisbee

    It looks boring, bland, and dull. Lifeless. Looks like a group of people going through the motions for a check. (Sasha Baron Cohen, surely you know better than to do *bad* slapstick.) Looks like "Scorcese gotta eat." I look forward to the inevitable scathing negative reviews and everybody laughing about how badly it bombs.

  • Does the name Scorsese sell a children's fantasia just based on the curiosity factor? Nope. We gotta add a dimension! Look, dumbasses, we've got the first serious film-making artist on The Gimmick Bus! (Werner Herzog waves "hello," with the middle finger extended.) Every elite's fave director is one of The Tards! He and Cameron! They golf together now! They vacation at Bay's, together! What will he make of the new cinema? World-building, anybody? Kids running. With a dog chasing them. GAWD help us.

  • July 16, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Bobo, I'm pretty sure that was in there.

    by Subtitles_Off