Fast Five Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


2016 | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. 

1) Did you like it?

It was OK – I enjoyed some parts, disliked others.

2) Why?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children holds a lot of promise, having been adapted from one of the most popular YA series published in the last decade. I personally liked the concept and enjoyed the visuals, but from a storytelling perspective, the film kind of falls short — the characters weren’t engaging and the plot didn’t build as much tension as it should. The villain also wasn’t anything to write home about — in fact, there were moments when I wanted to shake him and tell him to be scarier, because he just wasn’t that convincing.

3) “You’d like this movie if…”

  • If you enjoy Young Adult fantasy films.
  • If you read the book, maybe? I can’t compare because I haven’t, but some people seem to have enjoyed it more because they have read the book (although others had the opposite experience). It’s important to note that the film deviates quite a lot from the book, though.
  • If you like Tim Burton. This is directed by him.

4) “This movie made me think about…”

Traveling to Wales! The scenery was beautiful.

5) Overall rating?