Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 2016 8 out of 10
Tim Burton is definitely an odd one and if you didn't know better you would think this is one of his own stories. The series of books that it is based on was meant to land in front of Tim Burton's camera.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is basically an X-Men movie if the X-Men were a bunch of strange children living in a time loop to protect them from Samuel L Jackson in a wig with a bunch of strange followers. Eva Green stars in the usual Helen Bonham role Carter as Miss Peregrine. Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) plays the main character Jacob that discovers after his grandfather dies that he is a Peculiar child himself. His weird power is that he can see the monsters that are trying to kill the Peculiar Children.
The movie features the typical Tim Burton visual style. The gardens of Miss Peregrine's home look like they were created by Edward Scissorhands. The creatures in the movie were cool and menacing and the plot was interesting it felt like a larger world like Harry Potter. The story The movie is odd and interesting and the conclusion where the Peculiar Children must stand up and fight Sam Jackson's strange batch of ex peculiars gone bad is entertaining. I especially liked the cool nod to Jason and the Argonauts with the animated skeleton fight.
If you are a Tim Burton fan this is definitely worth a watch. The behind the scene features on the DVD on how the story actually came about were enjoyable as well. It is always a good sign when you finish a movie and want to watch the bonus features right away.
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