Movie Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrine’s movie is based on a dark fantasy debut novel by American author Ransom Riggs.
Jacob Portman lives a normal life outside of his grandfather’s fabulous tales about Miss Peregrine and her home for peculiar children. As a teen, he dismisses the stories as fables. Yet, when his grandfather is attacked, he can’t shake the image of a monster lurking in the shadows.
At the advice of his psychologist, he travels to Wales with his dad to visit the home. Even though the kids in his grandfather’s photos are from 1943, he stumbles upon their time loop.
This movie had great premise and even the fragments before the movie started looked promising. However, I think with the PG-13 rating, they tried to make it not so scary for kids. As a result, parts were childish and sometimes humorous or even unbelievable.
Overall though, I did enjoy the movie and storyline. There were also a few twists in the movie and some unanswered questions.
My rating 3.9 out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.