Tim Burton is a genius! I love his work and this just sealed it even more for me.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a masterpiece. Tim Burton has succeeded in creating another world, just in the way he made Wonderland or The Chocolate Factory-it is beautiful.
Set in the present day and war-time 1940’s Burton brings a wonderment to the peculiar children demonstrating their beautiful gifts and how it could be seen as a curse. Each peculiarity has its ups and downs but this film demonstrates that it’s the most simple peculiarity that is the most important. The best part about this film, is that it’s for all ages. Upon, leaving the cinema it was wonderful to hear adults praising it and a small child asking everyone what peculiarity they would like to have. It is just amazing for someone to have a reaction to it in this way, and a testament to the worlds Burton creates.
With a star-studded cast; Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. Jackson and many more, it is easy to see why the box office said it had a great opening weekend. I would particularly like to draw attention Samuel L. Jackson’s performance. I’ve never pictured him as the ‘baddie’, maybe because he’s currently one of the best hero’s in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) but I loved him. One word to describe his character; sassy. I have never seen such a sassy villain, he definitely picked his moments and they were timed to perfection.
Eva Green…I enjoyed her performance so much. Her character displayed care and sacrifice in order to help children cast out by society and she played it so well. Also, I have to say, she was very good as one of the protagonists opposite the antagonistic Samuel L. Jackson. I look forward to seeing them act together again. But, all of this is testament to the genius of Tim Burton. His assembled cast worked well together to get his vision across and I hope he makes the remaining two as this was indeed a book adaption.
I would give this 5/5 for brilliance and genius and I would also repeatedly go and watch this. Don’t forget to buy the DVD when it comes out.