MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: “Adventure, Magic & Mystery”
Think of Hogwarts but with a twist of enhanced peculiarity, and a dash of time-travel mystery. This fantasy film is based on the 2011 best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs.
Need we say more by stating that it is directed by visionary director Tim Burton? So like most of his great films expect the surreal, and creative scenes that will stretch your imagination beyond its limits.
The film sports an outstanding cast which includes Eva Green, who stars as the stern but caring headmistress, Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine. Also starring is: Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. All great actors that we can expect much from.
Asa Butterfield plays sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman who has grown up on his grandfather’s wacky stories of the many adventures that take place at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars. A home that is situated on a mysterious island off the coast of Wales.
His grandfather tells him all sorts of things. Tales of fighting outlandish monsters and creatures, and of the unusual residents of the home.
The movies take off when Jacob discovers his grandfather is in trouble and goes to his home to find him dying and desperately telling him to find “the bird, the loop and September 3, 1943”.
It is from here that Jacob goes on an unexpected quest which takes him to a place of enchantment and wonder where the people have unique and extraordinary abilities.
Threatened by dangerous monsters, Jacob sets out to save them by using his own peculiarity.
As with most Tim Burton films you go in with expectation and this movie won’t disappoint you. It has the same gothic feel like the others with a good balance of action, adventure, and creativity.
The film is appealing, definitely enjoyable and exactly what we need at this time of year.