Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Running Time: 127 minutes
Movie Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
Based on the novel of Ransom Riggs
Friend: Did you hear that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will be made into a movie?
Me: o_o (No idea at all).
Friend: Well, prepare your pocket for this one because your celebrity crush (Asa Butterfield) will frontline this movie.
Me: (screaming silently) Okay, okay.
Weak Points: (THIS IS REALLY a SPOILER if you haven’t read the book)
The lead actor (Asa Butterfield) portrays Jake and not Jacob which is quite disappointing because his original name based on the book is Jacob.
Emma’s (Ella Purnell) ability is associated with flying when in fact she’s a fire element.
Olive is the one who has the ability to make fire (She’s lighter than air – power of flying).
Miss P was set free (the reason why there’s a second and third book is because she was held captive and was never freed).
The entire movie was creatively transformed into a lighter emotions; friendly language; and child appropriate film. (The book felt quite heavy, also, a bit of mystery and thriller can be felt when you read the entire book).
About the Movie:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children started quite creepy, and dark; then there goes the lighter part – Jake’s first appearance, his family’s introduction, and his travel going to the island.
As the story goes on, Jake entered the looped, and met the entire children under the care of Miss Peregrine.
Then, the attacked of Hollowgast came where Miss P was held captive.
Jake and the rest of Miss P’s children came to rescue her, and so she was set free.
YAY or NAY?
It was a Yay since it was created for all ages, but it was also a Nay for those who had read the book (including me) since there were some scenes that should have been deleted, and some scenes from the book that should have been included.
Yes for all who are curious, and want some lighter stories.
No for those who had read the book.
Overall, watch on your own risk.