This was a great movie for young people, probably more suited to adolescents. What I do know is that this might NOT be a good movie for grandmothers.
I wanted to take my granddaughter to see a cartoon type of movie, the sort we normally go to.
Except she wanted to see "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" because, ahem, she had read the book.
This grandmother is way too old to be scared at a movie although this movie was more clever than terrifying. Still, it was confusing to this older woman.
It begins with Jacob Portman learning from his dying grandfather that there are strange creatures in the universe and he should go find them. It would turn out that Jacob's parents took him to a Psychiatrist to deal with the grief of losing his grandfather.
Below a picture of the cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Burton, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie
A decision was made for Jacob and his father to visit the mysterious place that once houses Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and that is when the fun began.
We meet hallowgasts, strange beings allegedly formed from failed experiments in the Siberian tundra. We meet a Ymbrynem, which is a human who can create time loops and assume bird form. We meet the wights, those hallowgasts who managed to eat the eyeballs of peculiar children to turn back into human form.
Well, maybe you had to be there.
My granddaughter enjoyed the movie. She is almost 13, a perfect age for this movie. She kept complaining that it wasn't as good as the book but don't we all feel that way?
The movie is mostly entertaining due to the creativity of the characters and how they fit into the plot.
Of course when you're writing a screenplay that allows you to create anything, even the impossible, it better be entertaining and original.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is those things but I'd be cautious about allowing children under age 10 see this thing.