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Based on Ransom Riggs’ children’s book, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ turned into a much- anticipated major motion picture. Directed by Tim Burton, the movie premiered in theatres on Sept. 30. The story follows protagonist Jake, played by Asa Butterfield, who uncovers the mysterious secrets regarding his grandfather’s bedtime stories. In the process, he realized the dangerous truth about the lives of the peculiar children and his family. With the help of the children, Jake discovers his role and makes it his mission to save the others. Impeccable casting by Susie Figgis’ of some big-name actors­­–such as Eva Green as Miss Peregrine, Samuel L. Jackson as the antagonist Barron, Allison Janney as the psychologist Dr. Golan and Terence Stamp as the infamous grandfather–truly helps bring out the characters of the book. Burton, who is known for a darker genre of movies, kept the movie fun and entertaining by incorporating humorous one-liners in the witty dialogue. The humor etched throughout the darker moments keeps this movie light and enjoyable for the family. Although fans of Riggs’ book will notice a number of changes in the movie adaptation,  Burton’s longtime screenplay writer Jane Goldman kept the spirit of the story perfectly intact. Overall, whether you are a fan of the book series or just a fan of Burton’s work,  I recommend venturing out to see this outstanding movie.

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