Director: Tim Burton
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rated: PG-13 (For intense sequences of fantasy action/violence and peril)
In “Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children” we see those strengths and weaknesses being played out in the open. It is based off a popular book series about children with abilities that make them different from normal people (and despite the title, it should be noted the book was American). The story involves time travel, alternate dimensions, and a villain that wants to sour the good mood by trying to kill everyone for his own personal gain. Like most of the movies I’ve reviewed in the past week, “Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children” isn’t a terribly complicated story. I mean, considering where it takes place I suppose it has more going on in it than most, but it’s one of those screenplays where heavy scrutiny reveals a story that makes less sense than you’d hope it to. If you ignore exactly how things work or why they are you can have a lot more fun with it.
Parents, there is some minor language and scary fantasy moments, but the violence is never gruesome and it isn't too scary. Recommended for ages 12 and up.