So Tim Burton is back and he has teamed up with the Queen of Gothic Eva Green (If you don’t watch Penny Dreadful then are really missing out!) for his next film based on the best selling novel of the same name Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
What I liked:
- The visuals. The film looks like a candy coloured Gothic fairytale, its all bright and strange on the surface but underneath there is a darkness which is essentially the Tim Burton aesthetic.
- Eva Green. I will literally watch anything this woman is in, she is just a brilliant actress and her dark gothic look feels so at home within Tim Burton’s filmography, I was so excited when they worked together on Dark Shadows. Basically I have a major girl crush on Eva Green
- Is it just me or does this group of Peculiar Children feel like the X-Men (And I mean that in the coolest way possible) with Miss Peregrine as their Charles Xavier?
- Different is cool. So many people want to fit in, to be “normal”. But with films like this celebrating the peculiar differences between us everyone can feel a little more comfortable with their strange and wonderful eccentricities. And it especially sends a good message out to the younger viewers who are still trying to figure out who they are that they can and should embrace their uniqueness.
- Seeing the trailer makes me want to pick up the book that is waiting patiently in my pile of unread books (just on top of my copy of High-Rise which comes out Friday! YES!). Grab your copy from Waterstones it looks like a really interesting and unique read.
- Samuel L. Jackson is the bad guy. Enough said.
What I Didn’t liked:
- The fact that I’ve got to wait until September 30th to see it.
- That ugly creature at the end of the trailer scared me! I really wasn’t expecting it to pop up.