Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based on the 2012 popular novel by Ransom Riggs. The film is written by Jane Goldman (Writer of “The Woman in Black” and most notably, “Kick-Ass”). The film is directed by Tim Burton (Director of “Edward Scissorhands” and “Corpse Bride”) The film has recieved mixed reviews. I’m one of those who believe it was an amazing and well-made movie. This movie, based off the best-selling gothic trilogy, shares some of the book’s complex content and themes. Including death and the yearning to belong. This, plus the movie’s overwhelming creepiness, makes it too intense for younger children. There are battle scenes with weapons, mayhem, and even death. It’s not especially gory, but the tone is dark. There is talk of dead children, and a key character is shown on the ground, bloodied and dead. The main character loses a family member within the first 20 minutes in a brutal murder scene. The antagonists are very menacing: They eat other creatures to survive, and characters are shown eating some rather unnerving things. The underlying theme to the creepy stuff is the message that being different shouldn’t make you feel like an outcast it should show you that you are just unique and gifted in your own way. Throughout the movie when dealing with the hard ships thrown at them, the characters demonstrate courage, curiosity, and integrity. The movie, regardless of its creepy set-up, shows how even within communities there may be some conflict between members. Yet, it also shows how similarities between the people in the group will bring them together to help one another. Overall, this movie is very much worth the 2 hours and 7 minutes investment of your time; with all its twists and turns and creepy characters time will fly.} else {