Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Movie Review


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

2016 | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
127 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review


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 (2016) is a 2h 7-min PG-13 American adventure fantasy-drama film that was based on Ransom Riggs’ 2011 novel of the same name. The movie had an estimated budget of $110 million and grossed over $154 million at the box office. Director Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands (1990), Corpse Bride (2005), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994)) did an exquisite job putting together a movie that somehow reminds me of the X-Men franchise without the crossbow and all.

Teenager Jake (Asa Butterfield - Hugo (2011), Ender’s Game (2013), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)) does not get along with his parents and cannot seem to fit in with his peers in Florida. He does, however, bond with his grandfather, Abraham ‘Abe’ Portman (Terence Stamp -
Wanted (2008), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Yes Man (2008), The Limey (1999)) who had told him stories about his younger days. Abe told Jake about him growing up on a secret island that had uniquely gifted children, but then he had to leave to fight monsters in World War II. Jake grew up and did not think anything of his grandfather’s stories and just thought that the stories were made up although Abe claims that the stories are real.

It did not take long for us to see Jake having second thoughts after his grandfather was attacked one night and decides to search for the truth in Wales. Jake believed every word his grandfather told him after seeing the benevolent Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children. He also encountered the evil Wights which are monsters that devour the eyeballs of gifted children so that they can retain their human forms. Jake shortly after wished that he had never found Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was nevertheless an epic adventure that was fabulous in every possible way for teenagers (adults also) with added fantastical comedy and mind churning horror blended into one. The story was more like a twisted fairytale that enlightens us on some of ours dark imaginations. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will haunt you for a few nights if not more because there was a fair amount of grueling nightmarish events/occurrence that will keep you going until Halloween.

It was an eerie dark fantasy that I will very much see again with my family. All of the young actors did a brilliant job with their performances that were realistic and heartwarming to watch. The characters have different abilities, and it was nice seeing how the director brought them to life. I am a huge 3D fan but did not like the 3D version much because there were not much 3D scenes for my liking and I think that it is simply not worth the money to see this film in 3D because it is just as much enjoyable seeing it regular.

About Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
AKA: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Year: 2016
Runtime: 127 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Terence Stamp, Francesca Bennett, Kornelia Horvath, Patricia Winker, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Neil Broome, Asa Butterfield, James Michael Rankin, Lee Bolton, Aiden Flowers, Guna Gultniece, Judi Dench, O-Lan Jones, Nicholas McGaughey, Julie Eagleton, Pixie Davies, Jackson Tessmer, Jim Main, Khristopher MacLeod, Allison Janney, Jill Buchanan, Nicholas Amer, Dino Fazzani, Paul Riley Fox, Kim Dickens, Keith Lomas, Pamela DeAbreu, Stephanie Eccles, Ella Wahlestedt
Writers: Ransom Riggs, Jane Goldman
Director: Tim Burton

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