“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” Movie Review
Jake (Asa Butterfield) is an ordinary teen growing up in Florida.
Working at his job one day, he gets a call to go help his grandfather, Abe (Terence Stamp), who has dementia. Arriving late, Jake finds his grandfather near death in the woods behind his house….his eyes are missing.
Before he dies, Abe tells Jake to go to the island in the stories he told him as a kid, to 1943. When there…. the bird will tell him everything he needs to know.
Baffled by this cryptic message, Jake and his author father travel to the small town in Wales where the bird lives. The bird is a peregrine falcon.
Wandering off from the hotel, Jake is confronted by several very peculiar children, but, Jake knows them from the stories Abe told him. Jake follows them into a cave and finds himself in 1943 the day before the house was obliterated in a Nazi bombing attack.
Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) is….well, peculiar. She can change into a bird and she can control time. Miss Peregrine resets each day by 24 hours just as the bomb is falling on their house. The peculiar children, and Miss Peregrine, live forever in this time loop.
But danger looms, as evil peculiars are searching for loops (there are many) so they can eat the eyes of the children in hopes of remaining loop-free AND immortal.
It turns out that Jake, like Abe before him, is the only one who can protect them.
“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is an excellent, fun, somewhat peculiar movie. Oh, yeah, it is a Tim Burton movie so it is peculiar in many ways. We loved it! It is ok for most of the family, but, the youngest may have nightmares, especially before Christmas.
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