Sunday, February 18, 2018

MOVIE REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is Uniquely Beautiful but Borders on Being Boring

( though I sat in front of the loudest popcorn eater in the theater (I mean, seriously, the guy sounded like he was making out with the bag), I still enjoyed this flick quite a bit. I have to say that I was really excited to see this movie because the trailers looked great and I like (almost) anything Tim Burton makes. Sadly the movie didn’t live up to my expectations though. It is fun, silly and sometimes really creepy but I would have liked for the pace to have been a bit faster. The advertisements promised me something magical and epic and they delivered an OK film with very impressive visuals and an interesting story that, unfortunately, also dragged and had me on the verge of being bored at times.

The plot is, A BIT, similar to that of the X-Men. Children with special abilities live under the care of an adult in a house away from a society of people that don’t understand them. Only that instead of mutants, these children are called peculiars. Miss Peregrine (perfectly played by Eva Green ) protects and hides these special kids from some baddies that hunt peculiars and eat their eyeballs. Some of the kids are really cool (especially this little girl who is super strong… she was awesome) and other ones are pretty dumb (especially this little boy who has bees living inside of him… he was NOT awesome). Actually, that’s how the whole movie was, some of it being really entertaining and other parts being really dumb.

I give this flick, The “Checky™ Sticker of Tolerance”. The eeriness and uniqueness that Tim Burton is so good at, is definitely present in the look and feel of this flick. Unfortunately, it also made me check the time more than once and I couldn’t believe that the movie wasn’t more than 3 hours long (I really thought it was, and it’s only a little over 2). I think you can wait for Redbox or Netflix for this one. Unless you were really, REALLY, looking forward to this film, then you should definitely check it out in the theater and hope that the people around you don’t sound like they are eating into a microphone.

So, what did you think of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? What is your favorite Tim Burton movie of all time? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.



About Ezequiel Torres

Ezequiel T is a Translator with a lifelong passion for movies who has been reviewing them for years and watching, discussing and sometimes making them for as long as he can remember. When reviewing them, he has a simple way of recommending a good movie by giving it The “Checky™ Seal Of Approval!” which is due to his childhood nickname. He currently lives in Victorville, CA with his wife of 10 years, Joanna.

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