10/07/2016

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

I never read the book that this movie is based off of and quite honestly I never even knew that there was a book until this movie was being advertised. But I actually did quite enjoy this movie which is saying something because *gasp* I'm not a big Tim Burton fan. I know, I know, that's like blasphemy but honestly there haven't been that many films from him, that I know of, that I have actually liked. However, he did Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in such a way that felt different to what I'm used to seeing from him and I actually enjoyed it.

A little cautionary warning though. I took my son who is six years old to see this film and parts of it scared him. To the point that he wanted to leave but he hid his eyes behind my hand instead. It is a rather dark and ominous film at times and has a dark tone to it, (it is a Tim Burton film after all) which kind of reminds me of the dark tone that was in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. But thankfully the film wasn't dark on screen and hard to see and was very easy to see but just had that dark tone to it.

What my son was mainly afraid of are the bad monsters in it that didn't exactly scare me but they are rather freaky and disgusting looking so I definitely don't blame him for being a bit spooked by them. They're not exactly the kind of monster that is still cute (like Sully from Monsters Inc.) and you definitely don't want to cuddle with these guys. They are called Hollowgast's or Hollows for short. Google them and you will understand their creepy factor.

The costumes in this film are exquisite. I really rather liked them and could see myself making and wearing something like them for an occasion. Be it a reenactment group, dress up party or something. They were done very nicely and I liked how each child wore something different to the others so it matched their time, personality and what made them peculiar. Not everyone wore a costume of course, just mainly the children and Miss Peregrine but they were quite nice.

The flow of Miss Peregrine went together perfectly. At first I wasn't sure how the story would flow and be told but it went together seamlessly and didn't leave me with any questions on what happened to anyone or anything. Originally I was thinking that the movie was just going to be around an hour and a half or so but it is actually 2hrs and 7mins and I was none the wiser. This is, I believe, because the story was told with such detail and debth that I wasn't left bored and to my mind to wander and question the time. And a part from my son being scared at the Hollows he was fascinated by the film and likes the girl that can float.

Have you seen it yet? If so, what did you think of it?

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