This is like a tongue twister, why don’t you say the title 10 times faster, just for fun. This film even though its got a few bad review, I really like it I found it extremely enjoyable and for the most part it held me in suspense throughout the film.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is based on the book of the same name written by Ransom Riggs. The story is about Jake who has been told by his grandfather Abe about a home for peculiar children where he lived during his childhood which happened during World War II. Abe had mentioned that all the children in the home had special abilities. Abe dies because he used to hunt down Hollows and one of them kills him. After Abe’s death, Jake goes on his way with his father to search for the house and enters a loop where it is September 3rd, 1943 every single day. He later learns that he too has special powers just like his grandfather. As the story progresses, Jake has to protect the children in the home from the Hollow that killed his grandfather and rescue Miss Peregrine who has been kidnapped by the Hollow.
I saw this movie in 3D and it was worth it. The cinematography was very interesting and I thought it was beautifully shot. The set design is genius here and I think Gavin Bocquet deserves an oscar who was the production designer on this film.
This film boasts of a lot of big names including Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Given that these are some of the biggest names in the industry I really wasn’t impressed with the acting here and to be totally honest all of them didn’t have largely deep characters.
Although there are a few exceptions to this. Eva Green did an absolutely marvelous job with her character of Miss Peregrine and there was so much depth in her non-verbal and body language in terms of her acting. I think Asa Butterfield is one of the better child actors out there in the industry, although he is 19 years of age now. So it is no surprise that he performed his role to perfection. Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Barron was a bit disappointing, you’d expect more out of a role from Samuel L. Jackson.
I think what held this film together was the script. It was very strong right from the beginning and unlike most films, there wasn’t a dull and tedious build up. Something else that I think a lot of people will enjoy is the character depth of Jake, Miss Peregrine, and all the peculiars; in this film they didn’t give us enough information but at the same time they kept us wanting more.
This is not a film you can see over and over again but it is a film that will leave you spellbound when you first see it.
My Rating 3.9/5
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