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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)


Eva Green

Directed by Tim Burton

Since Alice in Wonderland (2010) gothic style director has not hit a home run in a while, but this movie which may not be a huge financial success, but breakeven was a good work done by Tim Burton.

The movie has a lot of questionable characters, many lose ends and more of an anticlimax narrative style, but the movies cinematic art, CGI and cinematography is in a class of its own making up big time for the lacks the movie itself presents.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a dark fantasy movie based on a book of the same name in 2011 by Ransom Riggs. This dark adventure movie will warm your eyes in entertainment as Tim Burton weaves this movie well enough that you will not notice the drops in excitement and the long wait that followed before something exciting happened again.

When it came to the characters on display in this movie I will have to say, there were many which will keep your eyes intrigued. Eva Green as always dominates the screen in her style, she has a form of a gothic queen aura around her that she so perfectly fits the role.
To get a fill of her gothic presence there is another Burton film which she was in Dark Shadows (2012) (although I will strongly advise against seeing it) and her role as a spiritualist in the now cancelled TV series Penny Dreadful.

If the movie did justice to the book, I have not read the book so I will not know. What I do know is that the movie did a good job, with the child actors three of which I have seen in other films the remaining were new to me.
The movie did have sorry fight scenes, when the children had to step up to save their caregivers. Although there was an awesome scene towards the end of the movie when one of the peculiar children raised an army of fighting skeletons to take down huge gigantic monsters.

Altogether I will say this movie is well packaged to deliver all forms of entertainment to the viewer.

The movie plot centers around a grandfather and his grandson. He tells the child many stories about monsters and his wonderful adventures where met many peculiar children all under the care of Miss Peregrine. He is grown now and believes his grandpa has been hallucinating all the while when he was a younger.

On his way to visit his grandpa one day, now a young teenager he gets a call from his grandpa acting out and claiming the monster is coming for him. Jacob ask his grandfather Abe if he had taken his medicine, a question which he brushes aside. On getting there Jacob found the house in disarray and soon spots his grandpa on the ground in the woods away from his home with his eyes plucked out.

In his dying breath, his grandpa asks him to find Miss Peregrine (played by Eva Green and the character stays in Wales) and warn her that they are coming for her and the children.

Jacob was able to convince his therapist and parents to let him go to Wales with his father and get closure. On getting there and locating the home his grandpa always talks about, Jacob found the home had been destroyed since 1943 in World War II.

But he soon discovered small children and even teenagers like him, who claim they have come to take him to Miss Peregrine and their home. He followed them to discover a home which looked similar to the one he saw earlier destroyed and discovered he had stepped into a time loop and was no longer in 2016, but back in 1943.

He soon met Miss Peregrine and found out about the horror and evil that plagues the peculiar children and his place among them.

Good movie one I enjoyed every moment of, dark enough to remain captivating and beautiful cinematic art to keep you entertained.


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