Movie Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Despite the moderate lack of hype about the new Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie, I was one of the most excited for it to come out. If I had gone to see the movie without first reading the book, I probably would have loved the film more than I love myself. It was another brilliant work by Tim Burton: a story about a boy named Jacob who, after the sudden and brutal death of his grandfather, wants to find out more about his grandfather’s past. He convinces his dad to take him to Cairnholm, where he meets Miss Peregrine and her peculiar children, and discovers what really killed his grandfather. The film is perfect for strange individuals like myself who enjoy the things that terrify others. I thought it was a great way to get into the Halloween season. However, I had read the book before going to see the movie, and my inner book-to-movie critic was enraged. Throughout the film, I noticed approximately 473 differences between the book and the movie, not that I was counting (okay, I was totally counting). Overall, it was still a fabulous movie which I would give a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves dark, creepy movies.