Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children – Review

On Sunday afternoon I went to watch Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children. I wanted to watch it on Saturday  but for some reason it was’t showing at any of our cinema’s in our city.

I had no idea what to expect. The only thing I knew was that it was directed by Tim Burton, it’s based on a book by Ransom Riggs and Eva Green is Miss Peregrine. I haven’t read the books yet as I first wanted to see if I liked the movie before I buy any of the books.


The movie is about an ordinary boy who’s grandfather is murdered by a tall eyeless monster minutes before he arrives at his home. His grandfather tells him to follow the post card to 3 September 1943 and that the bird will explain everything….. The police classifies his grandfathers murder as a dog attack and says that he died from a heart attack. After having some difficulty with dealing with his grandfathers death, his father takes him to the island where his grandfathers was in an orphanage for peculiar children, to help him get some closure and this is where his adventure begins where he finds Miss Peregrines home set in a perpetual time loop on the 2nd of September 1943.


The movie is filled with weird and wonderful magical logic. The scenes were visually appealing and somewhat eerie with eyeless monsters, that reminds me of slender-man, a boy that puts animal hearts into weird and scary dolls and bad guys with white eyes and scary looking teeth.


Overall the movie was enjoyable and it provided the right amount of entertainment for a Sunday afternoon. At one point during the movie I wished that there would be more action as a lot of the first part of the movie dealt with the backstory and introduction of all the characters. The end fight provided a climatic battle that made the movie more worth while. I have to admit however that it wasn’t as good as any of the Harry Potter movies or Series of Unfortunate Events.

I give it a 6/10


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