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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Miss Peregrine
... Jake
... Barron
... Miss Avocet
... Ornithologist
... Dr. Golan
... Frank
... Abe
... Emma
... Enoch
... Olive
Hayden Keeler-Stone ... Horace
... Fiona
... Hugh
... Claire
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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

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril | See all certifications »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,871,140, 2 October 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$87,242,834

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$296,477,016
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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 »

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When the German bombers are about to destroy the house and Miss Peregrine rolls time backwards one day, the clock turns backwards, the phonograph record and scenery are all moving backwards but the audio of the song "Run Rabbit Run" continues to play forward at varying speeds. The song is never played in reverse. See more »

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Franklin Portman: [Sees a bird flying above the boat] Wow! Jake, check it out. That's a peregrine falcon.
Jake: A peregrine like the headmistress?
Franklin Portman: Sure... That's probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.
Jake: Maybe - Maybe that's really her!
[Turns to shout at the bird]
Jake: 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]
Jake: Oh my God, Dad, I'm kidding.
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Soundtracks

RUN, RABBIT, RUN
Written by Ralph T. Butler and Noel Gay
Performed by Flanagan and Allen
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Tim Burton's X-Men
2 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Tim Burton has tackled almost all of the genre's, and done most of them very well. So who doesn't want to see him go back to his adventure-fantasy comfort zone with Miss Peregrine?

It's billed as Tim Burton's X-Men, and I like that comparison a lot. It definitely has certain similarities to a mutant story, but with Burton's flare for obscurity and peculiarity. Let me start off by saying that I really liked the premise and set up. Not only are the characters similar to X-Men, but the story slightly resembled Days of Future Past. I love the time travel elements and links to World War II. But the rest of the film just didn't live up to the promise of the trailers.

As delightful as some of Burton's films can be, I find the unevenness to be one of his biggest detractors of his otherwise intriguing ideas. For some reason, the second half of his films don't have the same cohesiveness that the opening's do. With Miss Peregrine, we are set up with a much more grounded take to a heightened story than I thought. You certainly get to see the impressive and outright strange abilities of the young children, but it isn't taken into any extraordinary levels, until later. The second half is flooded with ridiculous and over-the-top 'peculiarities'. That's would be all fine and dandy if the first half didn't set up an already intriguing story without all of the added strangeness.

As for the performances, Eva Green is the only one that really stood out here. She seems like a perfect fit into a Burton-esque drama. Her line delivery and presence just speaks Burton. She's also the only character that kept my attention from beginning till end. Sadly, she's not really in it all that much, even with the title having her name. We mostly focus on Asa Butterfield's 'Jake' and Ella Burnell's 'Emma'. Of course, there is some romantic tension, but it never leaves the constructs of a typical teen angst drama. I just didn't buy into it.

There's a ton of cool things about this movie, but by the time I left the theater the whole idea just felt tiresome. But with all this said, I would still be open to another entry in the series, just include Eva Green a little more and don't fall into clichés, Burton. You're better than that.

+Premise

+Eva Green is perfect

-First and second half are completely different films

-Romantic chemistry was hard to buy into

5.9/10


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