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
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.
At one time I did say that Samuel L. Jackson was a great actor. This was back in the 'Pulp Fiction' days. Now he overacts in everything. Also Mr. Butterfield is a bit flat. Everyone else was good. It was a very imaginative mashup of 100 other books. I like the way they held back the twins until the very end. Now that's a superpower.