Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, Asa Butterfield
- Release Date
The USA, Belgium, the UK
When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jake learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, he realises that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out what is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
This film is rich with fantastical and immersive imagery, memorable characters, epic battles, and unique time travel manipulations—all brought to life by Tim Burton, in the grand style of his films Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Most significantly, it is about embracing the original and peculiar in us all.
It is this theme of not only accepting our differences but taking pride in them. It's a two-word mission statement that it's cool—and even necessary—to be different.
What makes the young Peculiars different is also what makes them able, strong and special. Miss Peregrine's Home provides a safe haven from the outside world, which cannot comprehend or deal with the Peculiars' special abilities. It's also a refuge from their powerful enemies.
Each child has a unique peculiarity, including levitation, fire-manipulation and super-strength. The Peculiars' capabilities are not limitless, and these young people are bound by most of the things we non-Peculiars are.
The film is based upon the debut novel by Ransom Riggs, published in 2011. The book has sold more than 3.1 million copies.
A sequel, Hollow City
, was published in 2014, followed by the final book in the trilogy, Library of Souls
The heroine of the novel and film, she is the protector of the Peculiars. Her peculiarity is being an ymbryne, meaning she can manipulate time and take the form of a bird. She uses this ability to create a time ‘loop’, in which she and the children live within a single day that repeats over and over again.
The hero of our story. He is newcomer at Miss Peregrine’s Home. An outcast who eventually finds acceptance among the Peculiars, Jake is a typical American teen with the attending awkwardness. He feels that he doesn’t fit in, and doesn’t seem to be able to connect with anyone except his grandfather, whose death sets him on a journey of discovery.
A shapeshifter and a sinister, he evolved form of the Peculiars’ monstrous enemies, the Hollows. Barron believes the key to immortality—and maybe to regaining his humanity—is through hunting the Peculiars and Miss Peregrine.
She has the ability to manipulate air, and must wear a pair of lead shoes to keep herself from floating away. As the adventure unfolds, Emma draws ever closer to Jake.