THE COMMERCIAL MOVIE OF THE WEEK
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016) by Tim Burton
“Discover a place unlike any place you’ve ever seen”
We can practically say that Tim Burton is already movie history, for better or worse (rather for good), it has created a unique and unrepeatable style. What seemed his personal and proper name in his early films seal, with time, perseverance and personality, without succumbing to the environment and to the time and perpetuating in time, it has managed to found the “style Tim Burton” with copyright. eccentric, charismatic and histrionic; colorful costumes, great theme, namely not accurately define the line between the real and the imaginary and ruthless villains and creatures without missing a dash of humor; are some identifying properties Burton film. And it is history because everything seemed done, be labeled and compared to his prolific work.
His latest release is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, a film in which returns with all its splendor, albeit with somewhat less bellows, but unmistakable in its style. Jake (Asa Butterfield) is a young unsuccessful and poorly understood by their parents and friends, and keeping more closeness with his grandfather (Terence Stamp) that transmits him since childhood, his traveling desire and the existence of a kind of residence run by Miss Peregrine, who cares for children with special powers. One night, his grandfather seen by others as an old man with dementia, is mysteriously murdered appearing with his eyes gouged out, getting Jake at the right time to see a mysterious creature escape and start the last words of his grandfather, proposing to go to Miss Peregrine’s house in Wales and solve the mystery. Murder, for the eyes of others, is seen as an accidental death, and the protagonist insists otherwise, so it is taken to a psychiatrist who incites him to travel to Wales, check your absence and close the circle. Once there, Jake is the old dilapidated orphanage, the result of a Nazi bombing in 1943, which behind it, there was no survivor. The young walking back in the area, discovers that he is able to find time loops and return the same day of the bombing, repeated over and over again every day, as Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) is capable apart from becoming hawk, pull back time with your watch. There, the jovial Jake knows each one of the children and their respective powers, and also those who are its main enemies, other peculiar, adults (led by Samuel L. Jackson) who want to attain eternal life to tearing eyes other peculiar.
The film as an “X-Men” Victorian enjoys as you can read in the attempt to brief synopsis above, in a rather convoluted argument, which can be cumbersome, as if it were a movie of the Wachowski brothers (for nothing without desmerecerlos). A bit long and messy at times, does not look entertainment from previous titles of the peculiar director, although it is not devoid of freshness, the characteristic humorous touch and jumps master script that make it become another feature worthy to see and enjoy. the absence fetish quintessential Burton note perhaps, Johnny Depp, which fits very well to the needs of the principal and that whose role is to supply Eva Green with somewhat less charisma but correctly and with certain magnetism, without , insisting, to the height of that actor. While mention and emphasize the role of its good particularly Cristina Ricci, Ella Purnell, like the rest of the cast.
Highlight, as trademark and coherent wonderful costumes, as well as the entire cohort of hairstyles and makeup futuristic, mixed with the style of the first half of the twentieth century, a quite wonderful collage, but without being grotesque, balanced.
Not for nothing, the best film of Tim Burton, not the year, but one is always happy to see how the director will film a film confirming a style he himself has given birth to and consolidate. Gives joy as style is reinforced, as has founded a real school, we again emphasize, is already movie history.