Martin Scorsese’s first ever film for children, Hugo is both a joyful and enchanting adventure tale and a loving tribute to the early days of cinema and one of its neglected pioneers.
Based on the award-winning novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, the film takes place in 1931 Paris and revolves around a resourceful young orphan (Asa Butterfield from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) who lives a clandestine existence behind the clocks of one of the city’s biggest train stations.
Since the death of his father (a charming Jude Law in a brief role), Hugo has sought solace in completing their cherished project of repairing a broken automaton, an intricate clockwork mannequin. His attempts to scavenge the parts he needs, while dodging Sacha Baron Cohen’s zealous station inspector, bring him into contact with the crotchety owner of the station’s toy booth (Ben Kingsley) and his spirited goddaughter, Isabelle (Kick-Ass girl Chloe Grace Moretz).
Movie Talk happens to be in possession of four Blu-ray copies in 3D, courtesy of Entertainment Film, and as we’re a generous bunch we just can’t wait to give them away.
What you need to do is tell us which is your favourite children’s adventure movie and why. We don’t pick our winners out of a hat but base our choices on a well-articulated answer. So be inspired then leave a comment below (click here if you don’t see the comments box).
This competition closes 4pm on Monday 2 April.