A Peculiar Tim Burton Film

Viri Reyes, Staff Writer

Tim Burton has directed yet another visually breathtaking film. Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children tells the story of a young man named Jacob. Undermining his parents, Jacob payed close attention to his grandpa’s stories of when he was younger and lived in a peculiar children’s home. When his grandfather dies, Jacob is left with a promise he made to find the real “characters” from the bedtime stories he was told as a child.

Tim Burton has adapted Randsom Riggs’ novel into an amazing world that its audiences will surely fall in love with. There are beautifully vibrant landscapes, a satisfying glimpse into a fantasy filled world we wish we could live in.

On the topic of characters, there was not a diverse cast. I also thought that the leading role Jacob, played by Asa Butterfield, was the weakest one. I think this was because his acting just wasn’t up to my standards. Butterfield played Jacob as a boring teen who lacked expression and emotion, instead of an expressive and lively character. If the role was given to someone else, and if the cast was more racially diverse, I’d say there was a perfectly thought out cast.

As far as visuals, and the film’s overall story, I felt that the movie was brilliantly played out. The film kept me anxiously hooked. Never did I feel that the film was dragging on, or that the story was developing slowly. I felt that Burton did a good job at keeping the films peculiar scenes and story development balanced. Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a movie that I recommend anyone of any age to see. The film reminds us to always take pride in being peculiar, and to never think of yourself as ordinary.