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A young man (Asa Butterfield, Ender's Game) meets a young girl with amazing underwater powers. She takes him to her home, which is an orphanage for some children with peculiar abilities. The caretaker is Eva Green's (Penny Dreadful) Miss Peregrin, who protects the children with her time controlling powers and metamorphic capabilities. As the young man accustoms himself to his new home, he learns of his own unique powers that haven't surfaced yet. He bonds with his new friends and enjoys his new setting in life, when of course the downside rears its ugly head; A race of monsters led by Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable) that wants to take over the mansion for their own nefarious deeds. The visuals look cool and the little girl with the rear-neck chompers is intriguing.
My Prediction- Based on a kid's novel and trying to capitalize off of the Harry Potter phenomenon, Tim Burton's (Edward Scissorhands) new direction looks to be an interesting adventure. This could be a pointless flop like the Percy Jackson and Vampire's Assistant film adaptations, but I'm going to give this one the benefit of the doubt. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will not be a Piece Of Shit. But if it is, I won't be that surprised. Disney may have wrecked Burton's talent to an irreparable amount. He just doesn't seem that brilliantly odd anymore, more like a cliche of himself.
Mike's Take -
Tim Burton is taking on the the Young Adult fiction features, similar to Harry Potter, Mazerunner and the Insurgent series with an interesting looking movie based on a popular YA book Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children. What makes this story interesting, is that the children are all based off of urban legends and myths that we have read about in stories since the beginning of time, only this time, they are protected and being kept from society so that they aren't ridiculed or used as side show carnival characters. At least until a young kid stumbles across this home, whether or not it was an accident, or it was designed for him to find this place and become it's guardian.
Samuel L Jackson plays the bad guy in this movie, he wants to destroy the home, take the children and use them for his own nefarious needs. Like a devilish PT Barnum type, where he believes that the home and the children belong to him. It seems that he was once part of this home, but used his "powers" for evil instead of good and was kicked out of the home and basically had to live and Oliver Twist type life, fending for himself, plotting and planning to come back and destroy that which made him.
This movie is not going to suck. Sure Tim Burton has had his share of failures in the movie business, but he's able to bounce back and surprise even the most jaded movie goer.
Not A Piece Of Shit.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
PG-13 | 2h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 30 September 2016 (USA)
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Director: Tim Burton
Writers: Ransom Riggs (based upon the novel written by), Jane Goldman (screenplay by)
Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson