A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
|Release Date||:||September 28, 2016|
|Genres||:||Drama, Fantasy, Adventure|
|Production Company||:||Big Screen Productions, Chernin Entertainment, Tim Burton Productions, Scope Pictures, St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission, TSG Entertainment, Ingenious Media, 20th Century Fox|
|Production Countries||:||Belgium, United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Tim Burton, Lizzie Pritchard|
|Writers||:||Ransom Riggs, Jane Goldman|
|Casts||:||Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Rupert Everett, Chris O'Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Milo Parker, Cameron King, Finlay MacMillan, Callum Wilson, Kim Dickens, Lauren McCrostie, Pixie Davies, Georgia Pemberton, Raffiella Chapman, Hayden Keller-Stone, Joseph Odwelll, Thomas Odwell, Louis Davison, Jack Brady, Philip Philmar, Scott Handy, Helen Day, Aiden Flowers, Nicholas Oteri, O-Lan Jones, Ella Wahlestedt, Cameron Greco, Dino Fazzani, Justin Davies, Brooke Jaye Taylor, Jennifer Jarackas, George Vricos, Shaun Thomas, Dafydd Hywel, Ioan Hefin, Andrew Fibkins, Jack Fibkins, Badria Timimi, Jill Buchanan, Erik Lunseth, Jason Redshaw, Joanne Manchester, Vic Waghorn, Terry Li, Julie Eagleton, Neil Broome, Tim Burton|
|Plot Keywords||:||time travel, orphan, super power|
My daughter and I had read the books. Fans will be disappointed because the film deviates from the original story so much, it is surprising this is called an adaptation. The peculiar children as an example were not all portrayed as written and some were even missing. My daughter kept asking why this child or that child were not there? Miss Peregrine is also not portrayed as she was in the book. I could go on and on.
Acting fell very flat and characters were void of emotion except for one scene where Miss Peregrine shows sadness. Jake in the book is humorous and sarcastic but also had some serious feelings to contend with about tough choices. Absolutely none of this was translated to film.
The ending was confusing, entire story rushed, and anti-climatic.
Also, for 3D lovers, there is almost no 3D effects. There are some at the very beginning which were great, but then the rest was like watching a regular 2D film!
Save your money for the DVD or Netflix!