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.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is directed by Tim Burton who is known for films such as Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd and Edward Scissorhands. It features some brilliant actors including Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, Samuel L. Jackson as Barron and Terrence Stamp as Abraham ‘Abe’ Portman just to name a few.
However the primary character of the story is Jake (Asa Butterfield) whose world turns upside down when he discovers that the bed time stories that his grandfather told him might just be more than just a story. However the film does take a little while to get to the home for peculiar children as there is a lot to do in terms of setting up the characters and the context for the story.
The Home itself looks great and I really liked the whole time loop concept as it feels like a more advanced version of the Volcano day thing they had in Doctor Who. Another thing that I liked was the way that the introduced the children and while it was cool to see them use their abilities I thought that some of them were a bit underused, especially during the battle towards the end of the film.
The Peculiar Children
Jake also had a bit of a romantic interest in Emma Bloom (Ella Purnell) whose ability was that she is lighter than air. Emma also had a bit of an interest in Jake’s grandfather Abe when he was the same age which caused some tension but also made things a bit weird but then it is a weird film I guess. Speaking of weird we have Miss Peregrine who was suitably strange and interesting at the very same time.
Over the course of the film the backstory and motivations for the Hollows and Barron were explained to us through narration and flashbacks. Barron himself did a great job of being villainous and the Hollows were pretty cool as well. It was cool to see them in action and particularly during the final conflict with the peculiar children.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was a pretty decent film overall and I had a good time watching it. The characters and their motivations were well defined and the story was a good one. If you are looking for a decent film to watch at the moment then you can’t go wrong with this film.