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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

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When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril | See all certifications »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,871,140 (USA) (30 September 2016)

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$87,240,689 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(Tim Burton): [stop motion]: The two dolls that Enoch created, are filmed with stop-motion, something used in almost all of Tim Burton's films. See more »

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On entering the wreck Emma uses her lead shoes to go to the bottom, the weight of the shoes pulls her down. Once inside the wreck she swims forward while maintaining a level position, this is only possible on a neutral boyancy. The lead shoes would pull her feet down. See more »

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Franklin Portman: [Sees a bird flying above the boat] Wow! Jake, check it out. That's a peregrine falcon.
Jake: A peregrine like the headmistress?
Franklin Portman: Sure... That's probably where Grandpa came up with that whole turning into a bird thing.
Jake: Maybe - Maybe that's really her!
[Turns to shout at the bird]
Jake: Hey, Miss Peregrine! It's me, Jake! I'm Abe Portman's grandson! Please, don't crap on us!
[Franklin gives him a horrified look]
Jake: Oh my God, Dad, I'm kidding.
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RUN, RABBIT, RUN
Written by Ralph T. Butler and Noel Gay
Performed by Flanagan and Allen
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Amazed at how bad this is
13 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Gosh, this was just plain awful to watch. I used to think Burton is a genius. Like another reviewer said, Burton has abandoned storytelling. Sure, the visuals are very nice, and you gotta like the quirkiness of it all, especially if like me you like magical movies, but come on, what about the story? I haven't read the book so I can't say how much it got butchered but I can comment on the quality of everything else here.

The main problem is that there is no plot. There is some A to Z semblance of a plot but who really cares about any of it? I don't know. Everything just falls flat, is lifeless and stiff. It was a torture to watch from the very beginning. It had no atmosphere, the acting was terrible, even from Chris O'Dowd. Only Eva Green was relatively good but the script was so bad that even she didn't have much to work with.

Maybe it was a movie for kids and I just didn't get it? Even so, the kids should be disappointed because there was nothing in this movie to draw me in, no suspense, drama, absolutely nothing. Just a bunch of scenes stitched together. And Burton is the director? You wouldn't be able to tell. His muse (Helena) abandoned him and he can't make a good movie anymore? I'm seriously wondering, what the hell was that?

Maybe it wasn't a one-star movie because not all of it was so awful, but because it was SO disappointing, I can only give it one star. I wish this movie hadn't been made.


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