When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) 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 (Asa Butterfield) 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
When one of the bad peculiar jumps out of the fountain and grabs Bronwyn. He was totally submerged when he first jumps out, then when he grabs Bronwyn his coat is only wet from his chest down. See more »
Have you ever felt like nothing you did mattered?
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Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »
I read the book several months ago and there is a lot I no longer remember. However, I do recall a feeling that the movie did not transmit. Of course, a lot changed from the book, from Emma's powers to Miss Peregrine being so young and chirpy to several other details, not to mention things that just sounded silly and without any purpose other than get the characters to do something or get the story to proceed in a certain manner. But mainly many things felt rushed. Some things were just plain dumped which could have worked well and in some instances did, in others it didn't. Also, if there is one thing that makes me cringe it is insta-love.
Tim Burton created a new character only because he wanted to work with Samuel L. Jackson. This could have been a really good thing, if played right. However, the bad guys in the book were so much scarier. This dude had the potential to be terrifying and he only managed to do so in the first scenes when he didn't spoke. Then he just came across as silly, at least to me.
Hey, it's still a Tim Burton movie. Awesome CGI, sound effects, etc, etc. Lots of clichés as well. As usual, if you have not read the book you will enjoy it a lot more.
It was pretty good, not awesome. And I have the feeling the ending is going to ruin the next two books of the series for me which remain unread.
Bottom line, please read the book.
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