Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


Time. We watch it slip away, complain there’s never enough of it. We blink… and a moment, a day, a decade, is gone. And we can never get it back.

Young Jake (Asa Butterfield) never ponders the nuances of lost time. He has no interest in such things. He works a dull but ordinary job at a supermarket, and visits his beloved grandfather (Terence Stamp), who suffers from dementia. Jake fails to realize time is precious… until he finds Grandfather, after a frightened phone call for help, in a patch of misty moonlight, devoid of his eyes. “The bird will explain everything,” Grandpa says… and dies.

Then, Jake sees something in the woods… something that cannot be there, a creature that does not exist outside his grandfather’s old stories… right?

Read my full review at ChristianAnswers.net.

On a purely superficial note, I LOVED this movie. Loved. Loved. LOVED.

7 thoughts on “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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    1. Whoops, just read the full review and saw you had read it. I didn’t like Jake in the book. His crabby, I’m-a-teenage-boy-so-I-must-dislike-everything outlook irritated me. Is he more likeable (a nicer person) in the movie?

      1. I like the movie better than the book.

        The book, for me, felt like a great idea in the hands of an unskilled author; the movie does a better job of keeping the plot on track, cobbling up loose ends, and giving the characters distinct personalities. Jake is not annoying in the film — he’s quiet and self-contained, but heroic in his own way. I thought his romance with Emma on screen made him very likable. 🙂

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