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About the Movie
From director Tim Burton, comes a wildly imaginative fantasy-adventure. When Jake unravels a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he discovers a secret world for children with unusual powers, including levitating Emma, pyrokinetic Olive, and invisible Millard. But danger soon arises and the children must band together to protect a world as extraordinary as they are.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 198
- Fresh: 127
- Rotten: 71
- Average Rating: 5.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Burton's attention to detail and to the ebb and flow of tone (scary, funny, eerie), as well as his sensitive, gentle work particularly with the child actors, make each new turn another occasion for unfettered imagination.
Fresh: The film feels overstuffed, with Tim Burton repeating tricks from his greatest hits (think Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands). But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius.
Rotten: The result feels less like a thoughtfully-conceived franchise-starter than a picture that was rushed out of the editing suite prematurely.
Fresh: Tim Burton is on macabre message in his latest offering - "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" - an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' popular trilogy.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTON IF YOU'VE READ THE BOOK!
First off, disregard any reviews that say the movie “stayed pretty true” to the book. Those reviewers obviously came down with book amnesia or didn’t read the book in the first place. This movie is a disgrace to the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Pretty much EVERYTHING is changed! The plot is completely altered (especially the ending), peculiarities are switched (Emma & Olive), major characters are changed (like Dr. Golan, children's ages, etc.), useless new characters are included, and certain character’s fates (like Abe & Miss Avocet) are reversed. Also, there is no way to even follow up with a Hollow City and/or Library of Souls sequel because the plot was so horribly defiled. Actually. Strike That. I am GLAD that there is no possibility for a sequel. Why? So that the other books are not ruined in the same manner! I do know that movies will never be exactly the same as the books, but Tim Burton took it too far. It is just unrecognizable. This is NOT Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom Riggs wrote such an interesting book series and it had so much potential for a movie. There was fantasy, action, romance, friendship, and so many twists & turns. How could all of that be ignored? Did Tim Burton and Jane Goldman (screenwriter) even read the book? How could they just disregard what was written? How could they snub such a fantastic original plot? I just don’t get it. These directors, screenwriters, producers, etc. don’t respect the source material at all. Books should not be made into movies. End of story. In addition to the MAJOR plot changes, the movie seemed very rushed and even forced at times. Lastly, as much as I hate to admit it, the cinematography was good in this move. However, it does not outweigh the major plot issues.
So here are my final conclusions:
- If you have read the book series, DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE. It is not or even remotely close to the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children that you have come to know and love.
- If you have not read the books, you’ll probably like the move. Why? Because, as they say, ignorance is bliss.
First of all, the books are the best I've EVER read. I am positively in love with all the characters, and even though I read the series about a year ago, I literally think about them every day. When I saw a movie was coming out, I started counting down the days. I saw it on the day it was released and fell in love. I then saw it on my birthday a few days later. I love this movie and the books with all of my heart. THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!
THE BOOKS WERE MUCH BETTER!!!!
The movie is good but they changed way too many things. I don't understand why they couldn't just copy the book? I understand a couple of the changes, but the fight scene at the end was just stupid. Hopefully, if they make one for Hollow City, it'll stick more with the book.
- Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Released: 2016
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