A movie review of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
So, I just watched the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children movie, and I had a few criticisms as well as praises. If you haven’t watched it, well, it’s much better than the Divergent movies, so keep that in mind.
I was absolutely in love with how they shot it. It was remarkably clear and the scenery was amazing. Their CGI was beautiful, creating all of those effects (like the hollowgasts). There was some stop-motion in there, too! It really felt like a Tim Burton movie, in my own opinion. I think that the whole feel of the beginning portion of the movie on the island was absolutely spot-on.
Excuse me for being all over the place, but the ending? What? I’m rather concerned as to how they will continue on with Hollow City, if that turns out to be a reality. I didn’t like the portrayal of the hollowgasts being in modern day, bumping with ignorant passerby. I just thought that it really clashed with both the ending of the original book and the overall theme of the story. I mean, we’re on this seemingly isolated and creepy island, but now we’re on a pier with rides and the like?
I was also really uncomfortable with the romance between Olive and Enoch. Olive’s character overall, I didn’t really enjoy. She seemed like a little girl shoved into a teenager’s body. Usually I’m all over the ships, but I really just wasn’t feeling this one..
I was not fond of the comedic elements they tied into the story. I think it really took away from the book’s theme, which feels creepy and a little darker. The humor felt really out of place in a story like this.
Overall, this was a pretty accurate adaptation, and I really enjoyed it. No movie is perfect, obviously, but this one was pretty great. 85%. What did you guys think of the movie? Did you think it was an accurate portrayal of the book? Make sure to comment your thoughts! Remember that I have a Goodreads and an Instagram (which I just made public today! Yay!), and I’d really appreciate if you checked them out! Have a good day everyone!