Here is the premise: Jacob has always been fascinated by his Grandfather’s fantastical stories but has been told by his Dad that they are all ramblings of an old man, Joacob is disheartened. While going through his Grandfather’s things after his death, 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.
Beautifully done, Tim Burton was born to direct this film, the strange characters and story is in his wheelhouse and Burton does a fantastic job bringing the world of Miss Peregrine’s world to the big screen. My only problem with Burton is the bad guy’s character development; I would have liked to seen a little more time spent on developing these guys a little more, after all. A hero is only effective if you have a great bad guy to contrast.
The acting is great, with Eva Green stepping into the role of Miss Peregrine and doing a phenomenal job. All the children are great and hold their own amongst the world of oddities, they could have become two dimensional characters with just the peculiarity being the forefront, but they all shined and the peculiarities became just part of their persona. The special effects are fantastic, you feel like you are one of the people in this strange world, and you get submerged in their lives. I highly recommend Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children, great for adults and kids alike.