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.
A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.
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
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 »
Gosh, this was just plain awful to watch. I used to think Burton is a genius. Like another reviewer said, Burton has abandoned storytelling. Sure, the visuals are very nice, and you gotta like the quirkiness of it all, especially if like me you like magical movies, but come on, what about the story? I haven't read the book so I can't say how much it got butchered but I can comment on the quality of everything else here.
The main problem is that there is no plot. There is some A to Z semblance of a plot but who really cares about any of it? I don't know. Everything just falls flat, is lifeless and stiff. It was a torture to watch from the very beginning. It had no atmosphere, the acting was terrible, even from Chris O'Dowd. Only Eva Green was relatively good but the script was so bad that even she didn't have much to work with.
Maybe it was a movie for kids and I just didn't get it? Even so, the kids should be disappointed because there was nothing in this movie to draw me in, no suspense, drama, absolutely nothing. Just a bunch of scenes stitched together. And Burton is the director? You wouldn't be able to tell. His muse (Helena) abandoned him and he can't make a good movie anymore? I'm seriously wondering, what the hell was that?
Maybe it wasn't a one-star movie because not all of it was so awful, but because it was SO disappointing, I can only give it one star. I wish this movie hadn't been made.
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