First Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s HUGO

     July 14, 2011


It’s apparently official trailer day, as the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo has just been released. The film, previously titled Hugo Cabret, marks the master director’s first foray into 3D as well as his first family-geared outing. I love the magical tone and sense of wonder Scorsese’s conjured up here, and it looks cute, but I don’t necessarily get a grandiose feeling from this first trailer. While his hand is very evident in the camera movements and overall feel of the shots, the footage seems a tad bit underwhelming. It may be the incongruous rock music that plays over 2/3’s of it, or the director may simply not want to reveal too much too soon. Either way, it’s hard to deny that the prospect of Scorsese, one of the foremost authorities on the history of cinema, tooling around with native 3D is pretty damn exciting.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Chloe Moretz, Asa Butterfield, Jude Law, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee and Sacha Baron Cohen. Hugo opens December 9th, 2011.

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Here’s the synopsis for Hugo:

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-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D.



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  • Jake

    Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen and Martin Scorsese are so awesome!

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  • S

    Looks so magical! Sorry Fincher, but the Oscar may or may not go to Scorsese. Must see!

  • S

    “It may be the incongruous rock music that plays over 2/3’s of it”
    It’s 30 Seconds To Mars’ “Kings and Queens”! One of the most anticipated movies of the year just got more better with one of my favorite songs of all time!

    • Bill Graham

      The song is perfectly fine by itself, but it has officially played over one too many trailers. First it was front and center in GUARDIANS, and then it is here.

      • Wladi

        Agree…and in Guardians’ trailer fitted like a glove, specially the scene where the owl (Soren) flies through the storm in slow motion…on the other hand, here in this trailer is an epic fail…

  • David Con

    Not bad looking . .

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  • circlej

    And now a family delight that’s gonna make money, from one of the most acclaimed American directors (whose now entering everyone’s s*** list).

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  • totomesu

    no matter whos tooling around with 3D, its never exciting…

  • Oliver

    A train steaming head on into the audience? That sounds very much like a nod to the earliest of early days doesn’t it :D

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  • Terry

    It seems a wee bit cheesy but the cinematic are fucking triple A awesome.
    Also, has anyone noticed that Scorsese is playing with Speilberg’s bag of tricks? I’m just saying.
    I see Scorsese and I immediately expect to see a puffy face New York mobster blow someone’s fucking head off. While wearing a $2000.00 suit.

  • Pills26

    Looks like a good movie in a really crappy trailer. Really interested in the tableaux at the end where it looks like he might be recreating “A Trip to The Moon” – that’s the stuff that make me want to see this film. Everything else I’m a bit tepid over.

  • Arsan

    This looks like an awful pile of shit. I’m sorry, as I don’t usually like to go on rants like this and I know it is a kids film…but seriously…I have no desire to watch this over glorified heap of crap unravel and burn into a puff of cliche’d smoke. Heart shaped key? Running in to a cake? Dog frowning at stupid owner?

    Am I the only one seeing this crap?

    To top it off they have 30 Seconds To Mars playing over it…

    Hopefully, one day, Hollywood can inch nearer to the quality of family films being released in other parts of the world. Until then, we’ll have to put up with big budget shit like this that drives little to no storytelling and can barely capture the imagination of a dead a mule.

    Let’s hope I’m wrong…

  • Susan

    The book is written by one of the most genuine, gifted, brilliant, universally diverse and generous authors ever. It brought together the same type of people for the movie and it is going to transport us all to places that we didnt know existed, inside and outside of us. It is going to be magical on many many levels.

    With love…

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