When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as 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... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Written by
20th Century Fox
Dame Judi Dench portrays Miss Avocet, in her first collaboration with Tim Burton. Burton said of her character: "In the peculiar world, women are the protectors. Miss Avocet is the head of another peculiar school. But, much like the bird in her name, she's a bit more of a nervous, flighty energy than Miss Peregrine". See more »
On his way to take care of his grandfather, Jake calls and has a conversation with him. When his grandfather suddenly hangs up the phone, a dial tone can be heard coming from Jake's cellphone. When a call is ended, cellphones do not emit a dial tone. See more »
[Sees a bird flying above the boat]
Wow! Jake, check it out. That's a peregrine falcon.
A peregrine like the headmistress?
Sure... That's probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.
Maybe - Maybe that's really her!
[Turns to shout at the bird]
Hey, Miss Peregrine! It's me, Jake! I'm Abe Portman's grandson! Please, don't crap on us!
[Franklin gives him a horrified look]
Oh my God, Dad, I'm kidding.
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Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »
An amazing visual experience lacking good plot and storytelling
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a movie adaptation of Ransom Riggs' bestselling novel by the same name.The movie follows Jake's adventure as he unfolds the mystery behind his grandpa's stories and learns his own peculiarity.
It was directed by Tim Burton-the master of creating stunning visual films and kind of grotesque yet likable plots and characters.Just the first seconds of this film show that it was directed by Burton;it's beautiful and sort of airy,with a vibe of a dark fairy tale.
Even trough the visuals were stunning,everything else,well,was average.The plot,storytelling,characters,ending-everything.What i really liked about Ransom Riggs' novel was the details that make the characters:their past,their adventure in finding themselves and accepting their peculiarities,their relationship and views of the world etc.In the movie adaptation the characters are plain and lifeless,they don't have a backstory of any sort and they are reduced to only their peculiarities.The biggest thing that buged me about the characters is that they are drastically changed and not anything alike those from the book;we're talking about changed ages,looks,names and peculiarities.So,if you really liked the book and it's characters,you will probably be disappointed with these ones.
There are huge plot holes and errors in story telling.It feels rushed and underdeveloped,expesily the ending,which was the biggest disappointment for me.
The actors did a good job at portraying the characters,all except Asa Butterfield who portrayed the main character,Jake Portman.It felt forced and i didn't feel he did his best in portraying his character.
So,in conclusion:if you just want to feast your eyes on something pretty and couldn't care less about anything else,watch this movie.
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