Note: Make sure you see this film in a good 3D theatre where the projector bulb is turned up. Don’t go to an older theatre where the glasses will dim the image.
Martin Scorsese has officially made me fall in love with 3D and see it’s true purpose in the world of cinema. Before seeing “Hugo”, I admired from a far the use of 3D in films like “Avatar” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” because Michael Bay and James Cameron used 3D cameras. Though, before seeing “Hugo”, I never saw 3D used in such a way that enhances the story-telling and the characters. It can make the immersive experience that much more enjoyable and rewarding. You get to know the characters better because you are right there with them. As Scorsese has said in the past, we see the world in 3D and if that element can be created on film, why not go that extra step? He used 3D like any other aesthetic, whether it be sound, music, lighting, cinematography, etc. As I sat in that theatre, I felt like I was inside this beautiful world that Scorsese created with the characters. It truly was a ground-breaking and eye-opening experience into the world of the third dimension. Read the full Review