Peculiar Children Not Just for the Peculiar


Alessandro Gonzalez, Staff Writer

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the latest Tim Burton film that is combining Tim Burton’s Gothic style with aspects of X-men. This movie is sure to stick out, for better or for worse.

The movie follows the same plot of the book that it’s based off of. Jake– aka Butterfield – discovers an orphanage managed by Miss Peregrine – Eva Green – with very peculiar children staying there. So, the core audience of this movie are the fans of the book.

When the first trailer came out, fans became really excited. “I’m super excited because it’s Tim Burton and I feel like he can capture the essence of the book! There are pictures in the book that can be described as creepy and gloomy, and people associate that closely with Tim Burton,” says Stephanie Lopez, a fan of the book series, and someone who was eagerly awaiting the release of the movie.

Even people who aren’t fans of the book are excited for the movie. “I’m excited because it’s a Tim Burton movie and his movies are usually good!” says Ana Lua Martel.

The Peculiar Children movie was definitely enjoyable. Eva Green as Miss Peregrine was definitely the best part of the movie, though. Her acting was phenomenal, so the audience could really feel the love she has for the children. The audience also knows that she won’t take any crap from anyone. She is like a Gothic, bad-ass Mary Poppins.

All of the orphans were great too, the movie is really good at captivating the audience with their introductions, making the audience want to learn more about them.

Unfortunately, they don’t get much character development. They’re mostly there to provide wonder and nothing else. It’s really weird that they don’t get any development considering the movie is TWO HOURS LONG!

The movie spends most of its time setting up the story and it doesn’t start picking up until at least 35 minutes in. There isn’t any conflict until an hour in. This movie just had a lot of pacing problems where sometimes it went by really fast and at other times it went by really slow.

However, the movie was really enjoyable to watch. The orphans were interesting because it was fun to watch them play around with their powers. There was a lot of action that kept the audience on the edge of their seat.

Once again, Eva Green as Miss Peregrine is the best part of this movie so I would recommend watching this movie just for her. With all this taken into consideration, I rate Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 3.5 orphans/5.