Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of when Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds 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.
Going into this film, you should expect nothing else but a Tim Burton film with his usual twist of strange darkness that seems a little too dark for a “kids” film. When I usually find out that a film is going to be adapting the book, I try to read the book before I go and see the film. In this case, I could stand to finish the book because it irked me that much. The world and its set up was great, but honestly it stopped there. Both the film and the book were overstuffed with characters that got little to hardly any screentime thus they became underdeveloped.
The performances by Sam Jackson and Judi Dench seemed a little over the top, and a little ridiculous at times. Often it felt like it didn’t fit in the film at all. This being said, Eva Green was the perfecting casting choice for Miss Peregrine, even from the small portion of the book that I manage to suffer through. Asa was and wasn’t, there was something slightly off but he’s nonetheless a rising star that just needs more opportunities to show his skills.
Miss Peregrine’s definitely has it’s flaws but that doesn’t make it entirely unwatchable and is definitely an improvement from Burton’s last few outings in Dark Shadows and Big Eyes, bringing back a little of the strangeness and his eye for creepy creatures that we saw in his earlier work.