This film, directed by Tim Burton, tells the story of Jake and his adventure to find out more about his grandfather and himself. Burton weaves a creepy narrative of friendship, love, and discovery with stunning special effects and scenes. If you’re a fan of movies like “Harry Potter,” “Alice and Wonderland,” “Percy Jackson,” and other movies involving the impossible, you’ll love Burton’s latest film.
“Enders Game’s” Asa Butterfield does a fantastic job playing the awkward yet quirky Jake, who is distraught and loss after the loss of his grandfather. He eventually falls for the beautiful Emma, played by Ella Purnell, who is one of the peculiar children under Miss Peregrine’s care.
One of our favorite acting performances though was from Samuel L. Jackson, who played the evil and diabolical Barron, though it was incredibly similar to his character in “Kingsmen.”
Based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Particular Children” builds a fantastic world that makes any viewer feel like they could belong. The movie follows the wonderful setup of misfit children finding a place among each other–a dream we’ve all had at one time or another.
The film features grotesque monsters and situations even for Tim Burton, but that only added to its charm. We could have used a little less eyeball-eating on screen, though. The only other criticism we have is we wish we could have found out a little more about the other peculiar children, but the movie did have a lot of information to pack into two hours. The film is does a nice job building up the story line and then allowing the action to carry the story for the majority of the duration.
Overall, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Particular Children” is definitely worth the trip to the theater, if not only to watch the skeleton vs. tentacle monster fight.