Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday Night At The Movies: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

I've read and loved all of the books in this series.  They manage to be very suspenseful.

The concept of the Peculiars with their varied abilities inspired by strange old photographs which were included in the books is just so fascinating.  I loved that they used some of them in the film as well.

The film really explains the "time loops" the children and Miss Peregrine live in, which you'd think might be a difficult concept.


All of the actors, particularly Eva Green as Miss Peregrine were just spot on.  Rarely has a book been brought to life so charmingly and faithfully.

Asa Butterfield as Jacob portrays the boy becoming a man under the most frightening and wonderful circumstances.  His father was exactly the silly goof that he was in the book.  Kim Dickens from Fear The Walking Dead was an odd choice for the mom.  Maybe I just can't picture her in another role now.

It was a bit of a cheat to have Jacob's grandfather alive at the end.

A few reviews compared the Home For Peculiar Children to the X-Men, how ridiculous.  The children were always in the time loop to protect them, never to train their "mutant powers".  They were just all accepted as they were in the loops.

I hope there will be more movies from the series!

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