Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) Film Review

A peculiar surprise…

Tim Burton is no stranger to delivering unique and dark children’s films and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is no exception. It’s probably his best effort in recent times too!

The film tells the story of a young man, Jake (Asa Butterfield) who loses his most closest relative, grandpa Abraham (Terence Stamp).

After his death he then begins to search for truths within his grandfather’s childhood stories. In doing so, Jake’s family begin to question his mental stability. His father then takes him to the home of his stories in Wales to gain closure, only to discover that the peculiar beings from the stories actually exist!

It’s a touching tale of belonging, individuality and acceptance as Eva Green‘s character, Miss Peregrine gives the abandoned peculiar children a home.

Samuel L. Jackson also stars as the menacing Barron, along with Chris O’Dowd as Jake’s lazy father.

Left to right: Miss Peregrine (Eva) welcomes Jake (Asa) to the peculiar household.

Whilst an entertaining flick, at times Miss Peregrine does get a bit clunky with its already out there plot going a little further into outlandishness. But then again, would it really be a Tim Burton film if it didn’t?

Verdict: Burton in his prime, think The Chronicles Of Narnia meets X-Men.

It’s the perfect fantasy adventure flick these school holidays!

Overall Rating: 8/10

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