Books in Motion: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

miss peregrines home for peculiar children

initial thoughts

I wasn’t all that invested in the book, which I read when it was first released, so I didn’t go into this movie with many expectations. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the movie, although it did have some flaws in the execution.

characters & casting

EVA GREEN. That should just about sum it up. Eva Green was excellent, of course. I really liked all of the adult actors, actually. Samuel L. Jackson was a lot of fun to watch as the villain, and then there was Judi Dench <3. The main, Asa Butterfield, was alright. He didn’t really stand out at all.

adaptation-wise

To be honest, I don’t really remember much of the book. Ha.

Best bits

– The special effects with the children’s powers.

– The weird comedic parts that were mixed in with the darker parts. It worked quite well.

– Samuel L. Jackson.

– Judi Dench’s death scene because it was so sudden.

Sucky bits

– The whole timeline thing wasn’t explained very well. And that’s definitely not because I wasn’t paying attention.

– Very little character growth. Not unlike the book.

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