|Yes he was the Man With The Golden Gun but he also|
fought the commies in the Winter War of 1940 and was
in the SAS/Long Range Desert Group giving Rommel
a bloody nose in a little thing called WW2
The story I suppose is the letdown. I'm willing to overlook all the enormous coincidences that kept the plot rolling along (because its a kids movie) but maybe one of those critics who raved about it on Rotten Tomatoes can explain to me how Georges Melies claimed to have died in the war but was known to have made and shown films that failed after the war...I can't understand that one at all; I may want to fake my own death eventually but I'm not going to say that I died on 9/11. This may seem like a nitpicky point but its symptomatic of the meandering, threadless plot. And really a film about a boy living in a time piece should have a script that runs like clockwork dontcha think?
Don't please misunderstand me, Hugo is not awful (and dear God if its a choice between this and Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 pick this) but it aint the masterpiece some reviewers are sayin it is. We want all Scorsese to do well, he made Taxi Driver and Goodfellas for heavens sake, but the truth is that he hasn't made a really good film since 1995. I know the critics will tell you otherwise, but they're all wrong.
Sir Christopher Lee's next film is Peter Jackson's The Hobbit and he's got a couple scheduled after that. Why does he keeping doing it at his age? Because he's an old school hard working badass British thesp, thats why.