Ms. Peregrine’s does not disappoint

Are you tired of school work, studying for tests, and being stressed out?

Looking for a good way to procrastinate on that essay you have due next week?  

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then take a trip down to AMC to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to forget about the struggles of high school for a few hours.  

Directed by the ever-so-talented Tim Burton, and based on the novel by Ransom Riggs, this dark adventure fantasy film will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next.

The movie opens with Jacob “Jake” Portman (played by Asa Butterfield), a shy, awkward, teenager from Florida, retelling the event of his grandfather mysteriously passing away to a psychiatrist.  

When Jake’s grandfather, Abe (Terrence Stamp), was alive, he told Jake stories of his past and the life he lived at a home for peculiar children back in the 1940’s.  

 His  grandfather’s stories were also about the people he met and the special powers they had.  A few of the Peculiar Children that Jake heard about include Emma: a girl who could manipulate air, Enoch: a boy who could bring inanimate objects to life, Millard: an invisible boy, and Olive: a teenager who could control fire with her mind.  About a month after the death of Abe, Jake and his father (Chris O’Dowd) take a trip to the Welsh island of Cairnholm to see the Home for Peculiar Children as a final ‘goodbye’ to their family member.  

When they arrive, Jake searches for the home only to find more than he bargained for.  From that point on, he is whisked away on an adventure into his grandfather’s old stories, where he meets the Peculiar Children and Miss Peregrine (Eva Green).  Jake begins to love the home and everyone there as he learns about what makes them unique.  

But, when the Wights (evil beings who hunt Peculiars for their eyes and abilities) come to attack the home and the children, Jake must gain the confidence and the strength to fight and help save his new friends.  

All in all, the movie does not disappoint.  This story was one of a kind and truly entertaining.  The special effects were incredible and the instrumental score was absolutely gorgeous.  The film had lots of energy and many compelling scenes that you won’t see anywhere else.   

 For anyone who has enjoyed any other Tim Burton movie, I would highly recommend checking out Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.        


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