Martin Scorsese’s newest addition is definitely something you should check out because it’s so unlike most of his movies. At first you might get a notion that this is a kids’ movie but that turns around in the second half where it suddenly becomes self-reflected take on early cinema of George Melies. I could spot Scorsese’s obsession with history interpretation and search for beginnings of our modern culture. It’s very probable that Melies had a big impact on later fictional cinema and I do appreciate making it more than simple historic film.
Besides this main idea the story is intertwined with little boy’s adventures in Paris of early 1900s that is rendered using great sets and sceneries with fairy-tale like camera and visuals. The whole movie is sort of bathed in warm tones much like Disney’s non-animated stuff plus there is mystery automaton subplot included so I can see this might ring well with family audience as well.Facebook - Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed or get e-mail notifications.