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.
When 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. Written by
20th Century Fox
Claire, the peculiar with a mouth behind her head, is inspired by the Futakuchi-onna, a species of yokai or Japanese monster. They are characterized by their two mouths, which consist of a normal one located on their faces, and the second one, on the back of the head beneath their hair. There, the woman's skull splits apart, forming lips, teeth, and a tongue, creating an entirely functional second mouth. See more »
When Abe takes a selfie with Emma, they are pictured on the wrong sides. See more »
[Sees a bird flying above the boat]
Wow! Jake, check it out. That's a peregrine falcon.
A peregrine like the headmistress?
Sure... That's probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.
Maybe - Maybe that's really her!
[Turns to shout at the bird]
Hey, Miss Peregrine! It's me, Jake! I'm Abe Portman's grandson! Please, don't crap on us!
[Franklin gives him a horrified look]
Oh my God, Dad, I'm kidding.
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Photos of the peculiars and the house are seen behind the credits. See more »
I am not very familiar with Tim Burton's work (only watched a handful of his movies), neither have I read the book, so I will review this movie as it is, without comparing it to the usual craftsmanship of Mr. Burton nor the characters or events as depicted in the source material.
I found the movie entertaining, and at no point did I wonder "How long more is this going to be?" Any movie that never prompts me to ask this question automatically gets a 6 out of 10.
Many reviews mentioned about huge plot holes in the movie, but I never really understood what the plot holes were that make this a terrible movie. I thought the story was quite easy to follow, even with all the time loops, and makes sense in the make-believe world that we are watching. I usually have trouble making sense of time- travel stories, so the ability to simplify complicated concepts and making it easy to understand for me deserves another star for intelligence. Though probably it wasn't easy enough for a seven year-old to comprehend.
I also thought the soundtrack was quite good, I actually stayed till the credits finished rolling to enjoy the music. This, along with the camera work, gets another star to make it 8 out of 10.
To be honest, if the voting score is in increment of 0.5, I would be more inclined to vote it 7.5 out of 10. I don't expect character development for all the "peculiar children" in a movie like this (that would perhaps be more fitting for a drama series), but the acting can be improved. Eva Green has the best "on-screen presence", but she doesn't appear until 30 minutes into the movie, so a bit of patience is necessary. Also I found the editing a bit too abrupt at some points, but that's about all the complaints I have.
I am quite satisfied with the movie, considering the amount of bad reviews I have been exposed to. :)
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