Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016)
Movie Review by The Gravedigger
Jake's grandfather, Abe (Terence Stamp of SUPERMAN II) has always told him stories about a strange school he stayed at when he was a teenager in the 1940's. Jake's parents insist these are just stories, but when Abe is killed one night and Jake finds his body, missing his eyes-he also seems a horrible looking monster. Next, we see Jake in therapy with Dr. Golan. She thinks it may be a good idea for Jake to visit that school in Wales. He and his father go there and discover that the school is in ruins, bombed by the German's during WWII. However, Jake is able to go back in time and finds out that Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) has created a time loop, where everyone has been for the past 74 years....
There's also a threat, the Hollows, who were peculiars that sought eternal life and were transformed into hideous creatures by Barron (an even crazier looking Samuel L. Jackson). In order to regain some of their humanity they must eat the eyes of peculiars-and so have been searching around the world for these "Loop", where peculiar children are kept safe from the rest of the world. Will Miss Peregrine be able to keep them safe and what is Jake's role in all of this?
I found the first hour of this film incredibly boring, though it does begin to pick up midway through until the end. My favorite part was the homage to Ray Harryhausen movies with all the animated skeletons. Next to SLEEPY HOLLOW, this is my least favorite Tim Burton movie.