Can everybody agree with me? Hugo its a great film and it could have won Best Picture. But the special effects were very fake, picturesque and too fantastic. Ok that was the point, but what's the challenge in doing that? A lot of pictures have done that in the past. Mr. Bay said, that the magic in these films was to make fantasies look real! And that is a real achievement. All the other pictures did that, but Hugo? It's like comparing Rango vs Pineas and Ferb. Don't get me wrong, I like simple cartoons, but the complexity is very different. The amount of work!!! Fuck! The jury. They just don't get it! Example: The train station sequence in Hugo. There is astrange silhouette in the people standing waiting for the train, yes it fun, but not credible. Try to compare: Rogger Rabit or Space Jam animation vs Hop animation. It's an exaggeration but I think that was the approach.
More artistic. Real Steal and Planet of the apes were also very photorealistic and I think that is the approach that it should be recognise. Another example: The transformation in Albert Nobbs (makeup) - Benjamin Button (VISUAL EFFECTS) And why about the sound... Just don't believe it. DOTM has the best sound ever made.