its very very rare i feel the need to comment on a film,while sitting in a cinema or at home watching a bluray ill comment at the end well that was good or how boring was that for example,but all through this film i was like omg i am watching something special here,everytime you think you work out whats going on in the film it just gets more interesting.i honestly only bought it because ofxfactor last year when all ther stars went to the premiere of it and i honestly thought it looked boring ,old fashioned and confusing but i watch practically everything in 3d and thought if its good enough for xfacor to mention it must be alright.in no way did i realise if it was not for xfactor and it being in 3d i might have missed out on this cinematic gem,easily the most magical entertaining film of this millenium. sacha baron cohen who plays ali g,borat and the fantastic dictator,however those films are fantastic and leave you smiling and repeating such lines as is it a boy or an abortion from the dictator. however when compared to this role,everything sacha has done before is basically basic cheap laughs and nothing that couls inspire anyone or make someone sit with their mouth open and go wow that was unique and special.iam 25 and loved films since i was born,ive seen some very weird and some wonderful indie films,big budget films,mainly through following certain actors/actresses in every flm they make whatever genre,but i dont ever remember a film that has a meaning and purpose to it and be so groundbreaking..hugo has the same impact on me and no doubt every other person whos seen it as i imagine everyone seeing moving images for the first time like in this film or even disneys snow white had on all those people who first watched it back when moving images were rare,nevermind such a magical fairytale of a story. this is a big budget film,its obvious with the huge sets,the 3d and the amunt of highly paid amazing actors,yet you dont watch it thinking thats cgi ,bet that explosion or stunt cost a lot,you just feel part of it like its really happening and want to fin out just whats going on.other films that arent obvious and explain themselves in the first 5 or 10 minutes i usually lose interest,but an hour into this i was gripped yet still slightly confused but so entertained i was already thinking about when i would next watch it. everyone should ignore robbo's 1 star review (look at all the sci-fi rubbish he/she gives 5 star ratings too) if you think disney films are magical or inspiring then ignore what little critism this movie may have and just give it a try,often 3d films i would say only watch it in 3d but the 3d on this was so amazing and did get me more involved in the world of hugo but a film this good could be in 2d black and white and still entertain.