Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children
But what the storytelling lacks in innovation it often makes up for in sheer quantitythe endless supply of bizarre stuff Burton packs into two convolu ..
To compete with Burtons best, his heroic weirdos need a little more heartand the monsters need sharper teeth.
Jacobs mannerisms might remind you a bit of Harry Potter, but Emma is utterly charming with feminine grace and a voice as sweet as honey.
The only element missing is sheer fun.Theres a certain moroseness to the overall mood and story that diminishes the entertainment quotient of this big ..
The effect is like four or five Harry Potter books squeezed into a single movie: it makes precious little sense.
Ultimately, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children should provide moviegoers with an entertaining and emotional ride as well as nightmarish visual ..
But the structure, payoff and overall narrative beats tick too many boxes on the well worn YA adaptation scorecard to truly have Miss Peregrine stand ..
Riggs original story is strong, but the characters in the movie feel empty.
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Unfortunately, Barrons plan ends up being hardly that involved or inventive, and the finale it precipitates is under imagined.
By the outside worlds standards, the residents of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children are an unexpected bunch.But in a Tim Burton film, they al ..
Their romance is genuinely touching and charming, but seriously underdeveloped.
Likewise, Goldman and Burtons take on what is basically a gothic version of the X Men mansion is a visual and tonal delight.
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This is definitely lesser Burton, but its proficiently put together with enough dabs of inspiration to make it passable entertainment on a lazy aftern ..
Its macabre fairytale telling through strange character casting and minimal definition certainly not the spectacle Burton hoped for.
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This may not be the worst of Tim Burtons recent movies, but its certainly the most disappointing.
Aesthetically, and even tonally, there wasnt a more fitting director than Burton.
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After a long run of dystopian YA movies for teen crowds, Burton is just the right guy to make cinema weird again.
But a book built around found photographs becomes a movie built around a visual effects wish list, and the story becomes even more involved and confus ..
And I liked the dark and deadly sensibility Burton was reaching for.
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The need for a strict plot, unfortunately, trumps the simple but engaging wonder of spending time with these characters.
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What makes these kids special is that they possess some sort of supernatural talent.
Here, theres nothing forced about the coupling of Ransom Riggs surprise best seller with Burtons playfully nonthreatening goth aesthetic and outsider ..
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children isnt a passion project for Burton its another adaptation, based on the young adult novels by Ransom Riggs, ..
Add in Burtons authorial visual stamp and what weve got is an extremely pleasing formula.
Full of baroque curlicues and a macabre steampunk supernatural vibe, Miss Peregrines is Burton almost to the point of self parody.
Engaging, watchable, with sweet natured freewheeling eccentricity.
Burton tries to pack it all in, but his heart doesnt seem invested in the production. Early promise for a throwback adventure highlighting mischief an ..
And some movies contain moments of such greatness that you forget the rubbish bits.
And the fun runs out much before the film ends.But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius.
That doesnt add up to a satisfying movie, even one by a stylist as distinctive as Burton.
Oddly, and despite all that, Burton still manages to make this film not terrible.
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The surprise best seller by Ransom Riggs, about a boarding school for magically gifted orphans, seems tailor made for eccentric auteur Tim Burton, who ..
Its not enough to describe Dead Man as simply an anti western; its an iconoclastic deconstruction of late 19th Century American values and mores, many ..
Burton again demonstrates his ability to charm the kids and intrigue the adults with the sheer outlandishness of his storytelling.
At least in Miss Peregrine, his ghastliness fits the fable, although, even at its best, its fairly generic Burton.
This adventure should have been spooky and witty and exciting, but instead its just dreary and dull.
Mr. Burton, whose artistry is at times most evident in its filigree, can be a great collector when given the right box to fill, as is the case here.
His brand of impish humour and the in your face weirdness of it all means Burton can never quite bridge the gap to make something truly heart wrenchin ..
Be forewarned: very young kids might have a hard time sleeping after watching the movie.
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Why You Should Watch This Movie: This is a captivating tale about a new universe, which fantasy lovers would enjoy.
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The surreal imagination, the gothic imagery and the general sense of weirdness are what define Burton.
Never mind.Viewers in tune with the directors distinctive style will be delighted to discover that Tim Burtons Peregrine soars, and how.
Tim Burtons direction reminds us of the distinct, peculiar coyness that was always at the heart of his best films.
That makes it at once a minor disappointment and Burtons most satisfying (mostly) live action fantasy film in years.
Its too long, too many jokes fall flat, and the battling skeletons that eventually arrive seem less an affectionate tribute to Ray Harryhausen and Jas ..
Youll need a PhD in nonsense to understand exactly what is going on.
The heightened, fantastical elements of the story, coupled with the British wartime setting, put one in mind of Michel Powell, and one knows that, wit ..
The supposedly epic collision between good and evil results in exactly one exciting action set piece.
Tim Burtons latest offering looks great, but getting through the dense story is a slog.
The very idea of this at once gruesome and darkly funny is perfectly suited to Burtons sensibility, which also reveals itself in the casting of Butter ..
Tim Burtons adaptation of this macabre fantasy is strangely spooky, yet stylish, stumbling where it should soar.
The precise mechanics of how time works in this parallel realm, complicated by the trauma and panic of the Second World War, should be left to the vie ..
Its disposable entertainment at best, and its basically Burtons take on the superhero genre without making a Marvel or DC movie.
Unfortunately something seems to have gone wrong in the mix, making what should have played out like an eccentric variation on the X Men disappointing ..
Stop me if any of this sounds familiar.In the fantasy universe of this film, special children are born with odd superpowers, and after being ostracize ..
But since this is one of Burtons more enjoyable ventures you can forgive it these excesses and just enjoy the ride.
As protracted as these final Blackpool sequences are, their spookiness should satisfy hardcore Burton fans but Im at a loss as to who else is going to ..
Both tendencies hold true in Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children, a familiar mixture of adolescent angst, lavish visuals, dark humour and tires ..
Whats happened to Burtons gift for storytelling In the movies second half, its impossible to follow the storys gnarled vine logic.
Mainstream audiences may be frustrated, especially if skittish young children are tagging along.
For all of Burtons faults, his movies are always distinctively his; with its recycled narrative and unremarkable visual style, Peculiar Children feels ..
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Jacobs mannerisms might remind you a bit of Harry Potter, but Emma is utterly charming with feminine grace and a voice as sweet as honey.
Climactic action set pieces have never been Burtons strength, so its gratifying to catch Harryhausen inspired skeleton warriors and a wondrous sunken ..
Simple ideas, charmingly realized.To be sure, the digital effects never quit in Miss Peregrine.
And if you ever wanted to know what Burtons X Men would look like, heres your chance.
A mostly winning combination of the strange and unusual, the adventure is an entertaining, clever, and fun one.
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Theres a giant Cthulhu Slenderman hybrid monster with tentacle tongues and scythe like hands.Mute twins wearing identical clown like costumes.
The comparatively grounded aesthetic proves wise: floating girls and knife fighting homunculi are already fantastic enough.
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is simply too much of a good thing crammed into a single movie.
Real classics, such as Spirited Away and Coraline, use the real world to ground fantasy.Here, Goldman tries to wish the real world away either that, o ..
Even if the film boils over into borderline incomprehensibility in its final third, there is enough to appreciate in the visuals and certain imaginati ..
I wish I could tell you Miss Peregrine is good, except it isnt. Its not bad, either. It is, you might say, a movie that exists.
Also, kind of a mess.In theory, the combination sounds like a good one.
I know stories of misfits are meant to be inclusive and empowering. Its an admirable goal. But maybe theres some way to tell the now familiar story an ..
Tim Burtons muddled adventure is overstuffed with parts of the Harry Potter and X Men series, but doesnt deserve the comparison to either.
The good: Tim Burton made a movie that doesnt feel like an amusement park ride.
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is thoroughly enjoyable for the bulk of its run time, and Burton proves once again that he can do great thi ..
But as with most of Burtons work, the longer Miss Peregrines goes on, the fewer ideas it seems to have.
The story is complex, which is not the same as being too hard to understand.It just means you have to pay attention.
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Its a Deepwater Horizon of ideas, a flaming wreck of a rig that spews so much creativity in every direction I was ducking for cover, scrambling for an ..
Burton is a past master at illustrating tall tales and he has finally returned to form with this mesmerising and deliciously eccentric film.
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Yet theres enough thats good about Burtons movie to make the rest tolerable.
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But fantasy blockbusters are vast constructions valuable pieces of intellectual property now digitally rendered while Burtons realms are hand made and ..
Whats good.Burtons brand of weird is perfectly suited to Miss Peregrine, which gets creepier as it goes.
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Still, its all worth it for the ingenious and wildly imaginative seaside battle finale.
The story of extraordinary adolescents pitted against a horde of eyeball eating fiends intent on achieving immortality, this adaptation of Ransom Rigg ..
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The movie has a mesmeric sincerity that grows in magnitude the more I think about it, and even if a sequel never comes to pass the fact I find myself ..
If you can ignore a plot hole or two, and grasp the time travel, youll find a film filled with delightful and slightly macabre... well, peculiarity.
It devolves into a convoluted time travel epic crossed with a pedestrian X Men style superhero flick.
Neither Burton nor Goldman stop long enough to let any of their characters develop and Butterfield isnt expressive enough here for an sympathetic hero ..
The results are, for the most part, refreshingly sophisticated for a kaboom heavy actioner starring Mark Wahlberg.
Burtons storytelling skills which have always been a bit iffy are seriously on the wane at this late stage of his career.
Emily Blunt stars as an alcoholic divorcee who has a very bad blackout, the forgotten details of which may hold the key to a crime.
Overall, despite feeling a little long and suffering from a rushed ending, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is a fresh and engaging storyboo ..
Altogether, its very much a stop and go affair in which Burton has successfully crafted some interesting characters and memorable images, but fails to ..
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children official trailer From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best selling novel, comes an unforg ..
Suffering slight series itis in how it sets up successive films, this is a watchable effort that may not live up to its potential of Burton chucking P ..
Adults will find all of this a bit harder to stomach, simply because the wordy dialogue never quite makes sense of the messy plot.
Its a movie that will appeal to fans of the book, no doubt, and is tame enough (especially by Burton standards) to appeal to families.
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It is for the most part a wonderfully inventive, supremely weird YA fairy tale but also unavoidably the product of a talented filmmaker stuck in a hol ..
While the ending falls resoundingly flat, Burtons latest outing is opulently entertaining, and provides decently enjoyable escapism.
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Tim Burton hits rock bottom with this thoroughly misbegotten adaptation of Ransom Riggs eponymous novel...
There are hints of deeper plot points in there somewhere, but Burtons increasingly selfish directorial style unfortunately means that we never get clo ..
That payoff is very exciting, though, and it makes you wish Burton had made the movie a little longer as the characters finally get a chance to shine ..
Burtons artistry has been so misplaced for so long that its just really nice to thoroughly enjoy a movie of his again.
But it would be even more enjoyable if the characters were equally imaginative.
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Its a shame that Butterfield is again cast for his striking looks rather than any strong ability to engage an audience as he has to carry so much of t ..
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This is masterclass filmmaking at its best.Child or adult, this 3D fantasy adventure is a must watch.
It all makes for a fun and fantastical tale that mines Burtons clever, oddball quirkiness and eventually becomes a showdown between the kids and the e ..
Visually, the movie is mostly bright, bland fantasy, though Burton musters a few interesting macabre ideas.
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children is a beautiful story and high concept that never gives us a chance to let the characters emerge and make us ..
This is a riveting tale of profit and greed over safety and stability.
If anyone was perfect for this fantastical material, its Tim Burton, the master of heartfelt horror.
But when he gets there, it all goes to pieces in a convoluted story involving time travel, super powered Peculiars (Its a recessive gene), a Peculiar ..
But the movies biggest sin is how frequently it bolts from its own beating heart.
Remember the days when Tim Burton made movies that took your breath away with their originality.Where has that Tim Burton gone
Even what should be a routine bloated climax is stuffed silly with witty pair offs between dueling superpowers.
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At times, it feels like a Doctor Who adventure, with its Blackpool climax and time travelling conceit, or a Guillermo Del Toro horror.
2/5 stars Brimming with magic, mystery and monsters, Tim Burtons latest family fantasy nevertheless manages to feel lethargic and discernibly lacking ..
Tim Burton has crafted a winning piece of entertainment out of big ideas and undeniably decent morality, and its well worth taking in.
It comes across like a movie going through the motions of setting up a franchise, not a movie eager to bring you on a wild adventure in a whole new wo ..
Burtons adaptation of Ransom Riggs 2011 bestseller is a manic but emotionally inert movie that packs on the quirks without finding any personality und ..
The plot is extraordinary, a high concept story.Its tailor made for Burtons directing style.
This is a messy, confusing, uninvolving mishmash of old school practical effects and CGI battles that feels off nearly every misstep of the way.
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Burton has purged the story of humour in favour of straight drama.
Director Burtons own peculiarities and playfulness, on the other hand, do not disappoint.
With Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, Tim Burton delivers his most winningly crafted fantasy film in years.
It has a sufficient amount of genre pleasures, with gorgeously detailed locations and scary monsters, but the narrative is confused, at times imperson ..
Burtons taste for heightened theatricality a mannered style of performance, strips material of its weight and dramatic integrity.
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Its a little surprising that its taken Tim Burton this long to make a film like Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children.
With Burton at the helm, the story combines wickedly wry humor with enchanting steampunk spookiness.
Published on Sep 29, 2016 Black Nerd Review of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children.
Beautiful visuals, no story, shambling cinematic wrecks that look pretty but cant hold together as a compelling film.
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Special effects are magical as all the elements are beautifully interwoven.
You could swear Riggs wrote it knowing that Burton would turn it into a film.
The result is a film thats little more than a carnival of oddities, and as we have come to expect from Burton in recent years, a further example of st ..
Its definitely a family film, but its nice to see that Burton still understands that younger audiences like a good scare as much as we do, and the fin ..
The result is entertaining as hell without diminishing the real people involved in the disaster.
But as it stands now, Miss Peregrine relies too much on its spectacle, its set pieces, and perhaps on fans of the novel knowing exactly whats going on ..
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To young children, it may be exciting enough that they wont mind the mess of a plot.
Its less the emotional rollercoaster it ought to be than a dazzling display of state of the art digital effects.
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There are moments of restraint when Burton should be letting loose, but as this is ostensibly a family film, Tim Burton has his hands tied.
What would happen if Burton made a mashup of X Men, Harry Potter and The Matrix
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And thats exactly what it is.While its on more than familiar terms with Peter Pan and Harry Potter and offers a couple of high fives to Ray Harryhause ..
The best that can be said for this film is that its third act diverges so significantly from the source material that it could easily get away with no ..
Based on the young adult novel by American writer and vintage photograph collector Ransom Riggs, Burtons movie really is most peculiar, often weird an ..
Theres not much plot momentum, but Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children doesnt need it.The world and characters are spectacle enough.
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Standard issue Tim Burton. Thats both a good and a bad thing, but mostly good.
Eva Green is typically enchanting as the pipe smoking, crossbow wielding, shape shifting Miss Peregrine (her names the clue) and her strangely gifted ..
Its two solid hours of this movie explaining itself to the audience, with barely any fun in between.
But Burtons latest ultimately proves, in a welcome departure from the danse macabre directors mid career doldrums, worth the trip.
This may repeat the trick, but its still distinctly minor Burton.
Her peculiarity and overall innocence about the world surrounding her offers plenty of touching moments.
Which is a pity because so much of the film is so clever and so charming.
This film has plenty of enchanting, haunting moments enough to recommend it but trouble making them move.
But Miss Peregrine, for all its peculiar charm, is a dark world that lacks the magic and consistent fun of Harrys universe.
The films setup is complex, but Burton and co. manage to tell it in a way that keeps us engaged for a while.The films villains are far better than the ..
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The fantasy is delirious, even if the blueprint for it is so worn you can practically see daylight through it.
Either way Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children returns Burton to the world of adolescent outsiders with a solid cast worth watching.
It may not be the next Hunger Games esque blockbuster franchise, but its an enjoyable ride through time and peculiarity.
The movie is visually dazzling.Tim Burtons goth aesthetic is tailor made for adapting Ransom Riggs novel, on which the film is based.
Style trumps substance in Burtons latest movie, even as he doesnt quite go full bore peculiar as the title suggests.
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Reducing the film to such a routine finish is completely dishonest on the part of the filmmakers.
With Burton calling the shots, theres certainly magic in some of the visuals.
His latest effort has all the right ingredients, but somehow mixes up the step by step instructions.
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If this narrative holds true, Tim Burtons adaptation nearly ignores the dull business of storytelling altogether via expository plot dumps crumpled in ..
Meek Floridian Jake (Asa Butterfield) is an unhappy lad, rather closer to his grandfather Abraham (Terence Stamp) than his uncool (and stubbornly real ..
Burton even slips into the action for a super quick, gob smacked cameo.
It may mean more to folks who loved Ransom Riggs books but they should know that Burton takes liberties. **
Its gorgeous, its creepy, its mystical, its engrossing and enchanting.
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Burtons film trades in morbidity and moroseness, but also manages to offer enough uplift and hope to make it palatable for younger minds.
This is just one of many gorgeous moments in Tim Burtons Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, a thoroughly enjoyable movie thats nonetheless go ..
Whats more, the storys anti fascism exoskeleton embossed with the message never forget is heavier than Burtons dark fantasy and its capering evil crea ..
The plot is surprisingly complex and frequently obscure, but visually the film is imaginative.
The best selling young adult book by Ransom Riggs, with its vintage photographs and its Gothic vibe, fits perfectly with Burtons embrace the weird aes ..
It takes a lot of an attractive but pokey, sometimes confounding movie to get to that point, and I wouldnt swear that its worth it.
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But theres still a fullness of imagination and artistry here thats become increasingly rare in Burtons work.
On one level, its how you identify yourself to yourself (as in dorky name, dorky self image).
What makes this particular movie feel peculiar in its own right is the man behind the camera: Tim Burton.
Maybe theres a sweet spot around 10 to 13 where it might feel gleefully transgressive.Maybe Burton is making movies for his inner 12 year old and does ..
Not only does the film successfully explore the ideas of being curious, becoming a hero and the importance of unity but like most Burton titles it enc ..
However, Burtons beautiful visuals are unfortunately undermined by a messy plot, a weak villain and a hopelessly boring protagonist.
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Burtons latest finds the distinctive visual stylist chasing his own tail out of duty instead of inspiration, like an aging black cat bored with the sa ..
The film actually does come off like a long winded and boring tale told by someone whos probably ready for his pudding a nice long nap.
What Tim Burton creates visually is incredible.How privileged we are as a generation to have been raised with his imagination at our disposal, gifting ..
I cant claim that its unfailingly compelling but this is good Tim Burton, the delightful film fantasist rather than the hack fantasy brand name called ..
Burton leaves his juvenile actors on their own, adrift, or more appropriately, orphaned.
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