Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12A)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (12A)
Running time: 127 mins
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Allison Janney, Judi Dench, Samuel L.Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Terence, Stamp, Ella Purnell, Rupert Everett



Screening types:3D 2D
Synopsis: A boy must save the residents of a mysterious island orphanage in Tim Burton’s imaginative fantasy.
Sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman (Asa Butterfield) has grown up listening to his grandfather’s bizarre stories of the residents of a strange and mysterious island orphanage known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars. When the old man dies in mysterious circumstances, he leaves young Jacob clues that set him on an extraordinary quest. What he finds is a magical place, spanning different worlds and times, whose residents possess astonishing abilities. But they are also under threat from sinister monsters. Now it’s up to Jacob to use his own ‘peculiarity’ to save them.

Adapted from Ransom Riggs’s creepy young adult book by Jane Goldman, of X Men: First Class and Kick-Ass fame, this latest dark fantasy from the fertile mind of Tim Burton [Edward Scissorhands (1990), Corpse Bride (2004), Ed Wood (1994), Big Eyes (2014)] boasts a superlative cast that includes Eva Green, Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.
If you love fantasy, new worlds and dreams made concrete and quite dark and scary, this is the film for you – Tim Burton at his very best, with a terrific ensemble piece in an entertaining 3D presentation.
Images courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.