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Jacob “Jake” Portman (Asa Butterfield) is a teenager who is awkwardly social and often being bullied by other teenagers. One day, his visit to his grandfather Abe (Terence Stamp) turns into disaster after Jake watches his grandfather killed and his eyes were taken by a giant monster. His willingness to discover the mystery behind Abe’s death lead him to encounter the extraordinary Miss Alma Peregrine (Eva Green), and her peculiar children. Jake lately discover that Miss Peregrine and her children is facing the same enemy as his grandfather, monsters led by Mr. Barron (Samuel L Jackson). After Barron kidnapped Miss Peregrine, Jake takes an important decision to lead the children and face the monster of his grandfather’s childhood.
6.9/10. This movie is soooooooooooooooooo typically Tim Burton’s dark and mysteriously beautiful, but for me that’s the only thing good about it. I don’t know about the book, never read it, but the movie plot is terrible, and even the storytelling doesn’t work at all. You could be amazed by the children and their peculiarities, Emma (Ella Purnell) with her air-bending ability, Olive (Lauren McCrostie) the fire-bender, the invisible Millard (Cameron King), but they helped almost nothing to its plot. You can almost fall asleep for the first half of the movie, and still can enjoy the movie.
Eva Green and Samuel L Jackson live the characters up to their names, although Eva’s portrayal feels like a little comical, but Samuel L Jackson is good. His appearance at the last half helped the movie plot improves so well. Asa Butterfield is failed in directing the whole emotion of the movie. His acting doesn’t improve since the last time I saw him in Enders Game (2015).
This movie is a little disappointment for me, but still if you can enjoy the views, just watch it.