Monday, June 5, 2017

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Chris O'Dowd, Terence Stamp

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as 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... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends.

This is a review of the movie and not the book.

Here is the first movie from the popular series of books. I have not read the books yet, so I only have the movie itself to talk about. Which this was a good movie, but it was not that great. It seemed like Tim Burton was more worried about the look of the movie and the characters, than building a great movie that tells a story.

Tim Burton has created another movie filled with special effects, make-up and computer work. It seems that he tries to tell the story in his movies with mostly visual aids than in the dialogue. The visuals in this movie are amazing as they mostly are with his movies. The story gets a little lost by the audience paying too much attention to the visuals in the movie. I know you want a movie to look good, but if that is all that it is, then what was the point of the dialogue. That should really be the focus of a movie.

The cast for the movie was fine. I had no problems with it at all. They mostly all was good in their role. Samuel L. Jackson's character was a bit much. The way that they dressed him up with the contacts and the clothes and hair made him more frightening in a freaky way. He was not really scary. He was just rather odd.

The real problem with the movie was that it was mostly just a lot of special effects. The story just got lost in each of the characters showing what they could, and what makes them unique. You just cannot create a movie around that. It just does not work on all levels. You just have a movie that is great to look at, but it is not that interesting to pay attention to.

Tim Burton was the real problem for this movie. Just by watching it, you can tell who the director was, since this movie is so much like all of his other movies. They all look great, but the story is just too thin. It is worth watching, but it is not a rewatcher. I do not think so. It is more of a one time deal. This movie could have been so much better. Enjoy.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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