Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Movie Review

DF-02399crop - Eva Green portrays Miss Peregrine, who oversees a magical place that is threatened by powerful enemies. Photo Credit: Leah Gallo.

Official Synopsis:

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.

Review Summary:

Tim Burton is an immensely talented filmmaker that I’ve admired since I was a small boy, and with Miss Peregrine he has returned to a welcome sense of practicality. However, Burton’s beautiful visuals are unfortunately undermined by a messy plot, a weak villain and a hopelessly boring protagonist.

I admired a lot of Burton’s Harry Potter/X-Men crossover, but the film falls apart after the first act, and becomes a long series of scenes in which our lead character does nothing but ask questions.

(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)

Grade: C

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Lauren McCrostie

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril

Run Time: 127 min

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