By Ryan Keating-Lambert
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a very long title. Let’s just say Miss Peregrine for now. Tim Burton’s latest and probably his best in recent years is a beautiful and sometimes nightmarish fairy tale that is captivating from start to finish, but does become a little confusing, especially towards the finale.
Based on the bestselling young adult novel by Ransom Riggs, we follow the story of Jake (Asa Butterfield), a gloomy teenager obsessed with discovering the truth about his grandfather’s secretive past. Jake takes his investigation to a small island off the coast of Wales where he meets the mysterious Miss Peregrine (Eva Green), and a band of children with very unusual abilities, all of whom are living in a hidden time loop. Trouble ensues when a group of rather ghoulish-looking monsters, and their leader Barron (Samuel L. Jackson with white contact lenses), attempt…
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