Watch Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
- 2 hr 6 min
In Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton and adapted from the novel by Ransom Riggs, we follow the journey of Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield) as he discovers a secret world of peculiar children with unique abilities. After the mysterious death of his grandfather (Terence Stamp), Jacob travels to Wales to find the orphanage where his grandfather used to live before World War II. There, he finds the time loop where Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and her peculiar children live, hidden from the rest of the world. Miss Peregrine's children are not ordinary. Each child has a special power, such as invisibility, superhuman strength, or the ability to control bees. The orphanage they live in is not just a place to call home, it's a sanctuary where they are protected from the menacing hollows. Hollows are monsters that want to kill the peculiar children to extract their powers and become immortal. Jacob finds himself part of this hidden world, where he learns that he has a peculiarity himself. He also feels a strong connection to his grandfather and the stories he heard as a child. With the help of Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children, Jacob must battle the hollows and protect their time loop from being destroyed. The film is a mix of fantasy, adventure, and action, with Tim Burton's signature dark and quirky style. The cinematography is breathtaking, capturing the beauty of the Welsh countryside and the intricate details of the peculiar children's powers. The CGI is impressive, especially the creepy and menacing hollows. Eva Green shines as Miss Peregrine, bringing a sense of mystery, wonder, and strength to the character. She leads the peculiar children with wisdom and compassion, and her bond with Jacob is heartwarming. Asa Butterfield also gives a solid performance as Jacob, balancing his character's sense of curiosity, courage, and vulnerability. Samuel L. Jackson plays the villainous Barron, a hollow who hunts peculiar children with a relentless and cruel determination. His performance is sinister and menacing, providing a good foil to the heroes. The film has some pacing issues, with the exposition and world-building taking up a good chunk of the first act. Some of the characters also feel underdeveloped, especially the peculiar children. However, the story's core theme of finding one's place in the world, accepting one's unique qualities, and the power of friendship and family are handled well, providing a satisfying emotional payoff. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a visually stunning and imaginative film that will appeal to fans of fantasy and adventure. The film also explores themes of identity, acceptance, and belonging, making it a great movie for young audiences. With a talented cast, an intriguing world, and some thrilling action scenes, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a magical journey that is worth taking. In conclusion, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a visually stunning and imaginative film that explores themes of identity, acceptance, and belonging. With a talented cast, an intriguing world, and some thrilling action scenes, it's a magical journey that is worth taking.