Tim Burton’s latest, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ticks all the usual Tim Burton boxes. Quirky, gothic and visually impressive – but like much of his recent work, it looks boring as hell.
I want to love Burton’s movies again, but he’ seriously lost his cinematic mojo. I don’t think this will bring it back.
From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake 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, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson opens in the Autumn.