Miss Peregrine’s adaptation serves a particularly peculiar result



The film adaptation of Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was everything I was hoping for and more. However, this doesn’t mean that there was no room for error.

I’d like to start off by saying that this is the first film Tim Burton had directed in four years, yes four years. Usually people are hindered by a hiatus, but not Burton. However, I do think that it changed his iconic style to be something more cheery and colorful than what we’ve seen before.

I won’t lie I was little bit disappointed when I didn’t get that dark creepy, yet family friendly theme that I’ve come to know and love from movies like Beetlejuice or, my personal favorite, the Corpse Bride. But after a bit of adapting, I found that there was a lot to appreciate in this new approach.

But beyond just Burton, there is also a lot to marvel at in terms of cast and plot. Obviously, the plot was based off that of an already great book, so I’m not surprised that it was engaging. While the movie had its own sense of originality, I think it did good by the book and its fans. I also appreciate the diversity of peculiarities. They weren’t just able to fly or have super speed but diverse things like being able to give life to inanimate objects and being made of bees

However, there were a few plot holes that left me a little lost in the course of the film. I will excuse this however due to the fact that it is the adaption of the first book of the series and potential sequels could later fill said plot holes.

What stood out the most for me was the cast and the monumental job they did. Penny Dreadful’s Eva Green plays Miss Peregrine herself and she exceeds the high standards I had for her. It was such a different light then we see her in as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful, yet she still seemed in her element. As for Asa Butterfield who plays our protagonist Jake, he managed to maintain his reputation as one of the most talented young actors of our time.

Overall, I found the film to be quite enjoyable and I am highly anticipating the film adaptations of the other books in the series. It has not been confirmed, but I hope that Burton will be on board for the other films and continue this new lively style.