Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. Such an interesting fantasy adventure story about the most peculiar children. If anyone were to take on the task of bringing Ransom Riggs’ novel series to life it would be best to bet on Tim Burton. Using as many practical sets and stunts as possible, Tim opens a realistic portal into this uncharted tale.
Without giving too much of the story away, in a nutshell, Jake (Asa Butterfield) is unwittingly thrown into a strange parallel world bending both time and space. With his father (Chris O’Dowd) in-tow, Jake heads overseas attempting to solve a family mystery. Along the way, he meets the amazingly gifted children that he grew up hearing about in what his family always assumed were just made up fairytales by Jake’s grandfather (Terence Stamp).
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an enjoyable film for both young and old (it might be too scary for little ones). However, if you are a fan of the book know that there are a lot of changes made for the film. Although, I still think that fans will enjoy seeing these beloved characters jump off the page and onto the screen. The actors are spot-on with the film version of the characters. Not to mention that the attention to detail is incredible eye candy. I need to watch this a few more times to catch all of the amazing Burtonesque additions. My only regret is that I didn’t see this on the big screen.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the perfect film for family movie night on a cold winter’s eve
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril. Now available on DVD, Blu-ray and all digital formats.
*For information on upcoming books in the series follow Ransom Riggs on Twitter. And be sure to follow the official Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children film page along with the lovely cast: Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Fin MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie, and Allison Janney.