Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review: Movie Did Injustice To The Book?
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is about a group of “perculiars” who live in an orphanage. The setting is a small Welsh island, isolated and hidden from view due to the foliage that surrounds it.Advertisement
The Ransom Riggs book for young adults is the story of a young boy who is struck by tragedy. He follows clues and ends up in the Welsh island, discovering an orphanage. The debut novel by the American author was a New York Times bestseller, according to Wikipedia.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” tells the story of a family who lives in the dilapidated orphanage. These are youth with superpowers who stay young forever, Vanity Fair reports.
It is interesting to see how the group lives in the same day, day after day. For the group every day is Sep. 23, 1943, and they change the hands of the clock regularly at the end of the day.
There is a morbid and dark feel to the movie made by Tim Burton. Based on Ransom Riggs’s novel, the film is about a teenage boy called Jake (Asa Butterfield).
As the AV Club puts it, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a combination of “X-Men,” “Peter Pan,” “Groundhog Day,” “Harry Potter,” “Back To The Future.” It also gives audience a sense of Burton’s own films like “Big Fish” and “Beetlejuice.”
The orphanage is led by Miss Peregrine (Eva Green). Jack explores Wales with his dad played by Chris O’Dowd.
The film deals with a certain degree of maturity. Burton’s film is about the people, their life, which he depicts through the right amount of pathos.
But, what is interesting to watch is he brings the book, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” to life with special effects that adds spookiness to the movie.
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