Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital HD)
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From visionary director Tim Burton comes a "wildly imaginative" (Julian Roman, MovieWeb.com) fantasy-adventure. When 16-year-old Jake unravels a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he discovers a secret world for children with unusual powers, including levitating Emma, pyrokinetic Olive, and invisible Millard. But danger soon arises and the children must band together to protect a world as extraordinary as they are. Immerse yourself in this "big, bold, and perfectly peculiar" (Silas Lesnick, ComingSoon.net) experience."The Peculiar Story"; "The Peculiars"; "Hollows and Ex-Hollows"; "Map Of Days: Miss Peregrine's Home / Blackpool Tower"; "Wish That You Were Here" Florence + The Machine Music Video; Gallery: Sketches By Tim Burton And Photographs.Languages: English, French and Spanish; Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles For Deaf And Hearing Impaired), French and Spanish.
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Having been a devout Tim Burton fan for several years now, I had planned to see this movie when it came out in theaters but unfortunately I never found the time to do that. So, when my Blu-Ray copy arrived in the mail I put it on right away. I was so captivated by this film that I watched it again a second time the following day. This is something that rarely happens for me.
I would especially like to make note of a fantastic performance by Samuel L. Jackson as Barron. Anybody who has seen his previous films know that he's a very gifted actor. The performance in this film is definitely a great representation of his talent.
Terrace Stamp..need I say more...? His presence in this film makes it all the more special. He does a commendable job of portraying Abe Portman.
Eva Green also presents a wonderful performance as Miss. Peregrine. It's just as good, if not better, than her acting in Dark Shadows.
I highly recommend this film. Although it might seem a little frightening at times to smaller children, it should be a great family film.
That's the question that kept rolling through my mind as I watched "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" unfold. There are monsters, people with unusual powers - including a young woman who is lighter than air and must wear lead boots to stay grounded - and disaffected parents who can't figure out just what's going on with their son. Miss Peregrine can stop time, there's a "loop" in time where the peculiar children can live safely (more or less) and... well, suffice it to say that there are a lot of strange goings-on in this Tim Burton film based on the best-selling story.
The plot revolves around the stories told to a young boy by his grandfather: Strange stories of peculiar children, evil monsters (that eat children's eyeballs) and female guardians that can turn into birds when the occasion calls for it. The boy's parents dismiss the old man's stories as just that - stories. It turns out, however, that they are true, as the boy - now a teen - finds himself transported in time - or maybe to another dimension - back to a certain day in 1943. What follows are some epic battles with monsters and a love story.
The movie features an all-star cast including Eva Green, Terence Stamp, Samuel L. Jackson, and Chris O'Dowd with Asa Butterfield as the teenager who just might be able to save the peculiar children. The special effects are - as you'd expect with a Tim Burton film - very well done as is the cinematography and costuming. The narrative, in my opinion, wanders a bit but I'm willing to admit my sense that it does is the result of the fact that - because I am not familiar with the story - I might have gotten lost here and there.
The verdict: A visual treat with some almost too-weird action sequences that will likely appeal to younger audiences more than to their parents.
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It stars the lovely Eva Green (vespa in the James Bond movie) and this film was made for her. She plays Miss Peregrine who is responsible for the wellbeing of several extraordinary children. They are locked in time where the clock is rewound after a certain time andbthe day begins al over again.
The story is based on Jake who is 16 and he is piecing together a mystery spanning between reality and times! His grandfather was at rhis school of miss Peregrines and he left years ago. However, when Jake's Grandfather is killed he then seeks to unlock the mystery and visit the island where his Grandfather lived. It is at this point that thebstory unfolds. I will not give it away but suffice to say the storyline is excellent andis definitely one of director Tim Burtons best films yet!
Well worth watching.
Really. What on earth is going on?
Much as its fantasy mixed with reality story line has it endearing characteristics, its pace and development is awful.
I mean, what was the point of it all?
Interesting people and their oddities were portrayed in a rather 2D manner. The story was so convaluted I had no idea where I was in the film. The plot lost the plot.
However, It is a well photographed subject matter and production design is very worthy. Costume design was top notch and creature effects were fabulous.
The script was so so. Dialogue did lead the viewer into wanting to know where this story was heading to, as it should. But, it lead nowhere...
Film left me rather bored. But then it is probably aimed at a very young audience.
I only have one complaint but it applies to so many films today. Switch on the subtitles or you cannot hear all the conversations. I will do that next time I watch the film and there will be a next time.
The characters were not what they were in the book as in who did what, who said what or even who was what!
The 3 stars are for good special effects and brilliant acting from all, but if you are hoping it will follow anywhere near the books you will I think be sadly disappointed :o(
I think though, this film needs a bigger screen to truly enjoy the fantasy, Although we have the usual size TV, we don't have the oh wowweee size screen, which would have been better.
An enchanting story about time travel, fantastic creatures and alot of big names can be seen in the film, if only doing cameos.
I'm pleased I bought it!
With the Blackpool location like moving the pier in front of the Blackpool Tower.