Burton’s instincts are tempered here. He’s allowed the weirdness we normally get from him, but without any of the routine “no one understands how weird I want to be” normally pushed to the forefront. Having Green in the role normally reserved for Helena Bonham Carter infests certainly helps. Ultimately we get all of the benefits of the imagination of the creators with very few of the indulgences of a director who hasn’t heard “no” when it comes to a budget since Superman Lives.
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Hugo – 2011 Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sasha Baron Cohen, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Helen McCrory, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Michael Stuhlbarg, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer […]