Teenager Jacob follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children where he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenDirected byTim Burton
KRYSHKA (Little Tiger) in WONDERLAND. An appointment with adventure, mystery, magic, poetry, imagination. Jacob is both Tintin & Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island. Just watched this little gem twice in a row, as refreshing as a dream, compared to superhero usual crp. === BURTON c'est l'aventure, le mystère, la magie, la poésie, l'imaginaire. Le héros, Jacob, est à la fois Tintin et Jimmy dans l’Île au Trésor. Un rêve !
Subtext is incredibly sad. A wounded boy disappears into a story told by his grandfather; a child of the Holocaust who saw men become monsters. In the story, dead children killed by war remain frozen in time. The narrative then becomes an attempt by the boy to reconcile with his grandfather, through death. Burton's imagery is some of the most beautiful of his career, though not always well served by Goldman's script.
Baby X-men at goth Hogwarts fit right into the universe of Scissorhands and Skellington, but quirky charm only goes so far. Nevertheless, Eva Green is magnificent as Miss Peregrine, simultaneously warm and ethereal, yet darkly fearsome.
Starts out promisingly enough, even hinting at a return to form for Burton: a kind of whimsically British X-Men, all teapots and pipes, craggy cliffs and chavs, Nazis and Terence Stamp. But then it decides to stuff in all the usual over-written YA plot machinations, cramming what probably worked well enough in the novel into a rushed, sense-free and frankly boring second half.
Bravo-this is one of Tim Burton's most fully realized features full of Gorey-esque charms and more character development than usual. My only reservation is the un-subtle way he directed Samuel L. Jackson as the villain of the piece.
Burton has delivered his best film since at least 'Sweeney Todd (07)' here with this adaptation of the young adult novel. Jane Goldman's scripting meshes well with Burton's macabre imagination and the film is a visual delight throughout with memorable creature effects, costume and set design. Casting is exceptional especially the young ensemble. A lovely return to form for Burton who often gets lost in studio films.
Después de dos años de ausencia, el talentoso y darketo director regresa por sus fueros, en lo que puede considerarse una curiosa respuesta del cine a cómo sería una película de los X-Men dirigida por Tim Burton. La habilidad característica del realizador para crear entornos visualmente fascinantes y la densidad argumental del asunto, permiten recomendar a este film como uno de los estrenos más interesantes del año.