Movie review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

New book-based movie directed by Tim Burton hits the scene


Austin Graham

Movie poster displaying Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children in front of the Cinemark Cedar Park. Peregrine is the name of a certain type of falcon.

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

In a twist and turn of events, going from reality to a secret world for special people, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a fantastic movie. Everything and every aspect of this movie is great, which earns it a 4.8/5.

The movie, which is based off the book by Ransom Riggs, takes place in modern day, focusing on the life of a boy named Jake Portman. His Grandfather mysteriously passes away and Jake has to search through clues his Grandfather left him to find out what really happened.

The characters in this film have amazing chemistry with each other and are very well created. Samuel Jackson is one of the stars of this film. He plays a role very unlike anything else he has done, which is very interesting to see. The characters who are “The Peculiars,” have special traits. However, they are not what one would see in a Marvel movie, but are expected for something Tim Burton would direct. They are kind’ve like a creepy X-Men.

This story takes the most basic tale of an unexpecting hero who is placed in a new world with a mission to achieve while love gets in the way, and makes it so much more interesting. The movie is two hours in total, but the first forty minutes, the viewer is left in curiosity as to what is really going on creating an equal amount of suspense and entertainment. The only thing with a two hour movie is that it may not appeal to all people who can’t focus

The special effects in this film are glamorous, making the viewer really feel like they’re in this unique world of Slenderman looking monsters who eat… well spoilers shouldn’t be given out in reviews.

For any fans of the great Tim Burton, this movie is a must-see. It is certainly worth the overpriced movie ticket to get to experience it in the theaters.