AHHHHH! I was totally apprehensive to see Hugo. Dis my apprehensive face:
I rarely go to the movies and I’d never seen a 3-D movie before, so keep in mind that I’m pretty easily impressed. So we got to the theater and the combination of my clumsiness and my large posterior caused the people next to us to move after I left briefly for the bathroom (It was before the previews! The theater was full! Cut me some slack, rowmates!).
Then, there were the previews. Normally, I love that Toby’s job with I Can Has Cheezburger means that he’s at the front end of Internet humor. But then he laughed uncontrollably through the Titanic 3D trailer.
And he thought MY movie-patron-jostling behavior was reprehensible.
He also kept saying HEY GURL throughout the Beauty and the Beast 3D trailer. Students, WARNING, TOTALLY ADULT LANGUAGE.
SERIOUSLY. IF YOU CLICK ON THIS WITHOUT YOUR PARENTS’ PERMISSION, I’M PRETTY SURE THEY WON’T LET YOU ACCESS DESTINY QUEST AND LOOK FOR AWESOME CLASS-RELATED VIDEOS ANY MORE.
The movie made me weep. I loved the beginning and the ending, and was kind of bored in the middle. I actually found the movie less exciting and action-packed than the book, which really surprised me! But that’s probably because I can turn pages as quickly as I feel like it.
After the movie, I convinced Toby to take this picture of me with the Hugo poster. He was unamused.
I had mentioned before seeing the movie that I hoped the bit where Hugo was hanging off the clock (NOT IN THE BOOK) was part of a dream sequence. It’s not, but I felt like it was handled well — not crazily overdramatic.
When we left the theater, Toby let me talk his ear off about Brian Selznick’s interest in Georges Melies and automata, and we wound up standing in front of Le Pichet near Pike Place. So we went in and had cheese.
This was excellent. Toby liked the movie too, which thrilled me, because I didn’t know if it translated well to a general audience.
Bottom line, see Hugo. It’s quite nice.