Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fantasy film produced by Chernin Entertainment, Tim Burton Productions, TSG Entertainment, Scope Pictures, St. Petersburg Clear Film Commission, and Ingenious.
The film is based on a novel released in 2011 of the same name by Ransom Riggs. It is directed by Tim Burton and features a cast consisting of Eva Green (remember her from Penny Dreadful?), Asa Butterfield, Chris O’ Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terrence Stamp, and Ella Purnell.
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review
Released officially on 30th September 2016, the film revolves around the story of a young Jake who listens to stories from the World War II by his grandpa named Abraham Portman (Abe). Abe tells Jake about Miss Peregrine and her magical house for children in Cairnholm.
One day, Jake receives a call and finds Abe lying dead, eyeless. He reads a note advising him to go to the September 3, 1943 loop. At the same time, Jake spots an apparent monster who suddenly disappears.
After telling this to his parents, Jake is advised to see a psychiatrist who, in turn, tells him to visit this so-called place. Jake acts accordingly and manages to find Miss Peregrine as well the children living with her. Miss Peregrine explains how she is a Ymbryne peculiar who has the power to transform into a bird and make a time loop, which she and the children use to escape the current time. It is also revealed that Jake is a peculiar who has the power to see Hollows: disfigured peculiar scientists who hunt other Ymbrynes to survive.
Soon, Jake realizes that a Hollow is near the time loop portal as they speak. He confronts Mr. Barron, the head of the Hollows who revealed that he killed Jake’s grandfather as well as shapeshifted to become his psychiatrist who advised him to visit Cairnholm.
Mr. Baron captures Miss Peregrine and leaves Jake and the children to die at the hands of his fellow Hollow named Malthus. Jake and the children manage to escape, killing Malthus in the process, however, the time loop is destroyed with them having no ways left to escape.
Suddenly, Jake rescues a sunken ocean liner, which they use to get to the January 2016 loop. There, Jake and the children fight off Mr. Baron and his army thereby killing him and evidently freeing Miss Peregrine.
Jake is forced to leave the portal as well as one of the girls whom he had fallen in love with. He returns to his grandfather, who is alive as Mr. Baron had been killed in an old loop that reversed the effects of his evil doings.
The film ends with Abe advising Jake to find Emma. After traveling from one time loop to another, Jake finally manages to find Miss Peregrine where he meets Emma as they begin to live together with the rest.
The film’s official score was composed by Mike Higham and Matthew Margeson. It was officially released on 11th October 2016 by La-La-Land Records.
The Bottom Line
Overall, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars managed to perform decently in terms of commercial success. The film’s visuals were generally praised by the audience whereas, some criticism was also faced by the filmmakers for not justifying the novel’s original storyline.