Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Tuesday, 4th October 2016

How’s it shakin’ bacon?

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Today, I went to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children! It was amazing! The movie was directed by Tim Burton (a rather apt choice), is 127 minutes long and stars Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on a book of the same name by Ransom Rigs (I’m very excited to read it).

 

In the beginning of the movie we’re introduced to a very normal Jake, an adolescent male who feels as though his life is insignificant, who feels like he is living his life in a loop – a constant stream of today’s that never, ever ends. Until his grandfather dies. But through the grief of the loss, Jake seeks answers, truth and that ultimately leads him to Miss Peregrine (such a bad-ass!) and her home for peculiar children – one of many such sanctuaries for people who are different. They become his friends, his family and ultimately his sanctuary.

 

I loved the movie! I thought the plot was clever, something I’d never seen before and the characters were interesting and pretty likable and the effects in the movie (particularly the hollows) were awesome. I don’t want to spoil it if you’re unfamiliar with the book or movie, but I’d really recommend seeing it at the soonest opportunity possible. It’s well worth it and at just over 2 hours, it’s not too long. The movie has a lot of fairly dark elements to it, but equally light and happy moments. Ultimately, it’s about an adolescent finding out the truth, being a hero, finding friends and love. Cheesy, I know. As much as it has some (potentially not so vague) similarities to x-men, it’s not the same – it is, at it’s core much different.

 

Until next time, warm hugs

Morgenstern!

 

PS: anyone looking forward to Doctor Strange and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them? I’m so excited to see both!

 

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