Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [Movie Review]
because I watched Miss Peregrine’s Home
for Peculiar Children. The same day that I watched the movie was also the
day I finished the book, because I only speed read the book because I wanted to
have that knowledge before I saw the movie. That’s just me 😀
excited to be seeing this movie. But to be honest, the trailer itself was
better than the actual movie in many ways. I’m not saying that it was a
bad movie – it was okay. But there were definitely points that didn’t make
sense, and some that just were different than the book and shouldn’t have been. And then there were some good points too.
from the book which I either approved or didn’t approve of. For starters, they
changed some of the characters. This both worked and didn’t work at the same
time. One of the characters that were changed were Miss Peregrine herself.
Instead of being someone who was all for manners and the such, instead they
made her someone who was much more focused on time and really looking after her
children. And I LOVED that change! It worked so well for the atmosphere of the
movie, and the way in which she took control at all times, despite whatever was
happening. The actress who played her pulled it off expertly. I was incredibly
satisfied with her character.
they did that, but maybe it’s just because the peculiarity of air is cooler?
They changed it from levitating to air – I see why; for the movie to work it
had to be that way. I was fine with that. But I just didn’t like that the
switched those powers up. Fire suited Emma’s personality so much! I do see why
they did it though.
differently as well. He was jealous through and through in the movie, and
that’s rather toned down in the book. Don’t get me wrong – I didn’t mind the
jealousy at all! But they didn’t give him any personality outside of that, and
that’s what bothered me quite a bit.
the twins. I loved the twins, even though they didn’t say much. I wish there
was more of them in the movie! And their peculiarity was so cool, so it could
have been even more epic if they were featured more.
loved Millard and Horace so much. They should’ve been included a bit more as
reasoning behind why they changed the time of the loop from September
1940 to 1943. It made no difference at all on the movie in the slightest! So I
was so confused as to why. It’s a number. Don’t change petty things that don’t
need changing. #thebookwormrageisreal.
a few! At times, for instance – Emma is standing on the floor without a rope
attached to her (she was holding it herself) and without her shoes on (they
were in her hands with the rope in the scene I’m thinking of). That gives the
impression that she can control the levitation herself. And if she doesn’t
always levitate when she isn’t in her shoes or attached to a rope, then why
does she even need them? It makes them pointless! She even conveniently
levitated downwards when they needed to. That means she could do that at any
point! If you want to make her be able to control her levitation, then fine. If
you don’t, then fine. But don’t do half on half.
it once, as a last resort. But once I knew what it was, I couldn’t help
thinking about why they hadn’t used it before? Half the issues in this movie
could be solved if they unleashed the twins. But no… they don’t use their
peculiarity when times call for it at all. So yeah, that was another thing that
just didn’t make sense.
four, maybe five characters and sort of downplayed all the rest of the
peculiarities. They could’ve been used a lot more and I would’ve liked to see
them in action. It’s hard when there are powers in movies, and harder yet to get everyone to use
them – I understand. But if Marvel can manage, so can they with this one 😛
were good. I liked all the effects, and I think it made it look really
pleasing to the eye. I didn’t really expect anything less from a Tim Burton
movie though 😉
terrible. All the way up until he meets the kids, I felt like they were reading
script lines… Which made me really worry about having to stay seated in that
cinema for the next two-something hours watching terrible acting. But the
actors and actresses all warmed up to it, which made me happy. But yeah, it was
a rough start.
a bit too much into one movie, and it kind of made the ending a bit rushed and
way too fast paced.
complaining a lot and pointing everything out – but maybe I’m too critical.
(Critical enough that my family doesn’t want to hear my comments and analyzing
after a movie, so I write them all in a long review to you guys.) It was a
decent watch and fairly enjoyable – I would give it three out of five stars. It
just had a lot of issues with it too, which can easily be overlooked if you’re
just sitting to watch a nice movie.
think of it? And should I be a bit less critical while watching?