ReviewWriter: Erny SuziraWriter Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” The Good, the Bad and the Peculiar Children:
Like every other Tim Burton's movie, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is a fantasy filled with goth and quirkiness as per what we've seen in his previous works such as "Alice in Wonderland", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Frankenweenie" and more.
Similar to the book of the same name, the story follows a teenage boy who finds an orphanage that is home to a bunch of peculiar children, each having their very own peculiarity AKA magical ability, and is led by the charmingly prim-'n'-proper headmistress, Miss Peregrine.
The film is strikingly artistic and the visuals are mesmerising despite having a conventional plot which seems to be a mixture of "X-Men", "Harry Potter", and a little bit of "Jumper" too.
Overall the film is magically satisfying in a peculiar way, and that goes for the characters as well.
Like Tim Burton once said, Eva Green as Miss Peregrine sort of seems like a rather odd and mysterious Mary Poppins figure, or a weirder female version of Professor X, nonetheless, her character is interesting and fun to watch and she delivers her role flawlessly.
Our protagonist Asa Butterfield is pretty much like every other inquisitive teenage hero in a young adult fantasy, whom is kind of reluctant at first, but soon journey's into finding himself, similar to those we've seen in "Harry Potter", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "Percy Jackson".
One obvious flaw of the film is the awkward and forced romance between the two of the peculiar kids (and not between the hero and heroine), which we deem as a bit unnecessary as it interrupts the flow of the movie.
If you're into magic and quirkiness wrapped around a young adult story with a Tim Burton bow, then "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" may quench your thirst for the anomaly. Trivia:
• This marks the second collaboration between Tim Burton and Eva Green after "Dark Shadows".Cinema Online, 29 September 2016