Movie Minute: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Language: English
Offered in 3D
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Jake (Asa Butterfield, Ender’s Game) is a teenage outsider in ordinary, suburban Florida with the only source of peculiarity being his grandfather’s, Abe’s, stories of his own childhood and adventures fighting monsters. Then, strange things start to happen.

This story is not that different from any fantasy film. The main character is propelled into a new world, is faced with conflict, and fights to save his new friends. Only that in this movie there is little time for us to really care about Jake, while understand his newfound heroism and loyalty. See this movie if you like the dark but soft art direction of Tim Burton’s films. As well as if you like being encapsulated in his movie worlds, because this one does not lack interesting details. There are some good acting moments and characters, especially Eva Green’s performance of Miss Peregrine, using sharp, birdlike reactions. Also, there is a never-ending parade of special effects, for those of you who like movie technology. If you are expecting a fully cohesive movie with no dull moments or sexist and racist conventions, this is not it.

Rating: 2.5/5 – For high quality production value, but low quality character development and motivation. In addition to upholding traditional Hollywood standards, when this film is
supposed to be about embracing difference.

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