Forget what you think you know about Martin Scorsese movies, because the acclaimed director has gone in a completely different direction for his next release, Hugo. Based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Scorsese takes us on an adventure, told through the eyes of a young orphan (Asa Butterfield) living in a train station in Paris. When he meets a young friend (Chloe Moretz), they team up to discover a world of magic and whimsy.
The trailer is absolutely gorgeous, and suffice it to say that it took my breath away. Sacha Baron Cohen seems perfectly cast as a villainous station inspector, while Jude Law appears briefly as Hugo's loving father. Though most of Scorsese's trademarks (Leonardo DiCaprio, gratuitous violence) are missing here, his impeccable style and talent shine through. The must-see movie hits theaters this Thanksgiving, but check it out when you read more.