Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Directed by : Tim Burton

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Ever since he was a mere boy, Floridan teenager Jacob "Jake" Portman (Asa Butterfield) had been hearing stories from his grandfather, Abraham "Abe" Abe Portman (Terrence Stamp), about a young Abe battling gruesome monsters and attending a school for unique children headed by the elusive Miss Peregrine. The adolescent resident...more

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Given the kind of movies that Bollywood released this week Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children is the best weekend watch of the week. The plot is Xmen's Professor Xavier's school meets Enid Blyton. A plot which has second world war , sunk ships and an idyllic island inhabited by a few -where exists the home of the lady exists in a time loop.

You do get a feeling initially that Jane Goldman's screenplay is slow only to realise when the long 40 odd minutes climax starts unfolding that this was a clever plot trying to embed all the plot points in your mind. But for a fleeting moment initially the villain Mr.Barron does not make himself and his gang present till a good one hour of the movie is gone.

Till then the movie moves at a slow gentle pace as a story of a grandson played by the underrated Asa Butterfield who is trying to find clues to the strange death of his grandfather. He then runs into this school where some extremely gifted kids live in a time loop forever under the caring protection of Ms.Peregrine.

The movie has sufficient interesting twists to offer as long as you can keep the patience.I repeat the last 40 minutes of this movie tend to make up for the seemingly slow plot in the beginning. The battle between the undead skeletons and invisible monsters of Mr.Barron is brief but totally brilliant.

In the brief screen time that Samuel L Jackson gets he is able to build sufficient hatred in you for Mr.Barron. In fact he proves yet again why great actors can make do with whatever screen time they get.

Eva Green is good in her role as Ms.Peregrine. Macmillan shows great promise as the jealous but gifted Enoch O Connor.

This movie is neither in the mould of Narnia nor as I have written above in the league of the thrilling Xmen. But sincere performances like that of Jake's grandfather played by Terence Stamp . Lovely screen moments like the sunken ship being brought out of the bottom of the ocean and a bunch of scared nervous kids coming together to wage a hard fight and find victory makes this one a far better watch than our crores wasting Bollywood's third class offerings like Mirzya and Tutak Tutak Tutiya .

For me the best part of this movie is the fact that this one also has the scope of a better bigger sequel, provided Jane Goldman and Tim Burton spend some more effort on the screenplay in the next one.